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chide

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • scold or rebuke.
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Examples

His vigorously unconventional storytelling has earned him as many critics, who chide him for being overly clever and self-referential, as devotees.

He gently chided the organizers of another event, where he gave his talk in front of an empty wall.

When I refused to eat my soup, she chided me, asking if I wanted to grow up to be as small as eight-year-olds tend to be.

The chiders labor under the misconception that “electricity” is invariably made of negatively-charged particles called electrons.

I say this to Chris, and he chides me for assuming the falcons are of opposite sexes.

The High Bailiff shall make a stool and mend the pillory to punish chiders and scolders by Christmas.

The book also gently chides parents about their own angry behavior by illustrating the impact it has on children.

He also chided one reviewer at another paper for being self-centered.

The 34-year-old rugby-playing vicar, who is married with three young children, chides his flock in the latest issue of his parish magazine.

The mayor also promises less services, and chides everyone for all our profligate ways in the past ten years.

“You’re hurting me, you’re hurting me,” her daughter chides her.

When it finally surfaced, other journalists politely chided him and dropped the subject.

They may chide occasionally but this is done from the perspective of the chidee rather than the chider.

“Kate,” she would say chidingly, “You’re so serious, so solemn for your age.”

There used to be times when mothers chided children about bad handwriting.

The flock of chiders, complainers, carpers, cavilers, and castigators makes it harder and harder to get an optimistic note in edgewise.

One guy in a pickup pulls over and chides them for criticizing Wal-Mart.

The plump cook chided me, slapping my small hand away when it reached for one more chocolate chip cookie.

He spoke chidingly, “Now darling, I’ve told you that I don’t want anything I tell you to color your memory.”

The President instead chided the legislature for failing to attend to its own duties, such as passing legislation.

I gently chided her for leaving me to face this cancer on my own.

“That’s not what I mean,” I bite my nails nervously until Michael slaps my hand down, chidingly.

When he explains that the crack about encouraging homemakers to become lawyers was a joke, she chides him about his tone.

Overwhelmed by this observation, I chided myself for never having noticed it before.

I think my readers (the chiders and condemners) in San Miguel de Allende might breathe a collective sigh of relief over this announcement.

She chides him for talking so philosophically.

“No, he didn’t do that,” Ryder’s voice said chidingly, cutting into my thoughts.

At his expression of surprise, Celeste walked away from him and paced the room, saying chidingly to herself, “I know it’s a big request and it’s probably the worst thing I could ask especially since I have three kids.”

She chided the father for “abusing” his son and said she intended to call the police.

The judge chided the girls for rapping on the door at such a late hour.