verb (chides, chiding, chid, chided, or chode, chid, chided, or chidden)
- to loudly admonish in blame; to angrily reproach
- 1591 And yet I was last chidden for being too slow. " Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, s:The_Two_Gentlemen_of_Verona
Etymology: cidan, ÄÄdan, of uncertain origin.
- SCENE_I._Milan._A_room_in_the_DUKE.27S_palace., Act 2, Scene 1.
- 1598 If the scorn of your bright eyne
- Have power to raise such love in mine,
- Alack, in me what strange effect
- Would they work in mild aspect?
- Whiles you chid me, I did love " Shakespeare, As You Like It, s:As You Like It/Act IV, Act 4 Scene 2.
- 1611 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? " Genesis 31:36 KJV.
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