Chidden



[chahyd] /tʃaɪd/

verb (used with object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA), chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA), chiding.
1.
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach:
The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
2.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding:
She chided him into apologizing.
verb (used without object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA), chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA), chiding.
3.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
/tʃaɪd/
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid, chidden
1.
to rebuke or scold
2.
(transitive) to goad into action
v.

late 12c., “scold, nag, rail,” originally intransitive, from Old English cidan “to contend, quarrel, complain.” Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is “probably related to OHG *kîdal ‘wedge,'” with a sense evolution from “brandishing sticks” to “scold, reprove”). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.

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