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Noun: chiding  chI-ding
  1. Rebuking a person harshly
    - scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing
Verb: chide (chided, also chid,chidden)  chId
  1. Censure severely or angrily
    "The deputy chided the Prime Minister";
    - call on the carpet [US], take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer]

Derived forms: chidings

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, knock, pick apart, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

Encyclopedia: Chide