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chiding

[ chahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF chiding

Synonyms for chiding

  • admonish
  • berate
  • blame
  • castigate
  • censure
  • condemn
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • scold
  • upbraid
  • check
  • flay
  • monish
  • rate
  • reprehend
  • reprove
  • call down
  • call on the carpet
  • exprobate
  • find fault
  • give a hard time
  • lesson
  • slap on the wrist
  • speak to
  • take down
  • take down a peg
  • talk to
  • tell off
  • tick off
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Antonyms for chiding

  • applaud
  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • exonerate
  • flatter
  • laud
  • praise
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIDING

"No; that isn't it," he said, chiding her with a waggish forefinger.

But Bill was in no mood to accept any sort of chiding on the point.

There was no chiding; and Archie breathed easier after he had read the letter.

Alas for a man who, being with her, must spend his time in chiding!

Now Marguerite was chiding herself for her doubts and for her fears.

She got a chiding for her long stay, but it fell upon ears that could not hear.

"No, not till I have been with him alone;" she said, chiding her voice to silence.

Rachel sensed that the priest was chiding the Tartar gently.

I will remember Stella's chiding, "What had you to do with what did not belong to you?"

You may know them by their saucy, chiding, devil-may-care hum.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHIDING

admonishment

nounrebuke
  • admonition
  • chiding
  • dressing down
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • reproof
  • scolding
  • talking to

dressing-down

nounsevere scolding
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