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- n. One who chides.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who chides or quarrels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who chides, scolds, clamors, or rebukes.
Just remind the chider that, while it might be a hobgoblin of sorts, quoting Emerson is the first sign of an intellectual con job.
“Azúl” (Azzál, etc.) = a chider, blamer; elsewhere
But YE gaze, laugh, and greet the gruff chider, with mocks.
*** I have been directed to chide, and even repulse, when an offence was either taken or given, at the very time when the heart of the chider or repulser was open before me, overflowing with esteem and affection; and the fair repulser, dreading to be taken at her word, directed _this_ word, or _that_ expression, to be softened or changed.
By Allah, O my chider for my sister leave, ah! leave * My heart to moan its grief and feel the woes befitting me.
The energy with which this reproof, though severe, was begun denoted what self-flattery might well have construed into affection; for it proved the interest the lovely chider took in the rectitude of my conduct.
‘dwelster’ (Jer.xxi. 13); and ‘singer’ ‘singster’ (2 Kin.xix. 35); so too, ‘chider’ had ‘chidester’ (Chaucer), as well as ‘chideress’,
Quoth to me my chider, Be wise and say * Soothe my heart and blame not, O friend I greet. "
"I indeed will well for whom love I will: * Let chider chide and let blamer blame: