from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of reproving, rebuking, berating, or scolding; utterance of reproof or reproach.
  • noun A murmuring or brawling noise.
  • noun In hunting, the sound made by hounds in full cry; baying.

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  • verb Present participle of chide.
  • noun A scolding.

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  • noun rebuking a person harshly


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  • Compared to Henson's little (girl) michief, the fella you are chiding is a mere novice.

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  • OTTAWA - For decades, meetings between the leaders of Canada and the United States weren't complete without some diplomatic chiding from the American side about Canada's limited military spending and its general lack of interest in military matters.

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  • Thus a storm was termed the chiding of God, thunder and lightning the arrows of God, for it was thought that God kept the winds confined in caves, His treasuries; thus differing merely in name from the Greek wind-god Eolus.

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  • Coming from an Albertan minister serving an Albertan prime minister in a Conservative government, the chiding was a surprise.

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  • I'd like to think that Ofcom's more "chiding" comments that Jack highlighted might make future broadcasters and here I mean the production people mainly think more carefully before putting on a similar farrago of nonsense.

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  • But this kind of chiding can make thinness seem rebellious and transgressive, and that will stimulate some thinsuasts.

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  • Conceptions more and more spiritual thus matured. unfolded, a kind of chiding, or rebuke of heartlessness begins to be heard in certain quarters, as if men could think to carry God’s favor by bullocks and goats and blood!

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  • Obama is for the Children, "Monday, Nov. 16 - The" chiding "of China was not as subtle as experts think, nor was it as weak as pessimists believe.

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  • I had even been known to show disdain for coworkers and friends who exhibited the telltale symptoms: forced laughter, gratuitous free cappuccino, speaking-in-a-higher-pitched-voice-than-normal, chiding them with gruesome tales of Abner Louima and his baton-battered colon.

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