chiding chiding  /ˈtʃaɪ dɪŋ/


  • (n) rebuking a person harshly



  1. Cosby was chiding a black audience about accepting responsibility.
  2. Instead of an article lambasting management for its latest misdeeds, there was an article chiding labor for its lack of involvement in higher education.
  3. He's the one chiding you as you plop down your dough for some stupid new gadget.


  1. Pound for pound, pregnancy bullying hurting moms

    The national celebrity magazines have noted the recent weight gain of TV star Kim Kardashian – who is due to deliver her and Kanye West's baby girl. But, those same magazines are chiding Princess Kate for not gaining enough weight during their pregnancy. Is this kind of scrutiny really healthy?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Santa Clara Unified: Administrators, principals flee turbulent school district

    SANTA CLARA -- Since a power shift in November, the Santa Clara Unified School Board has been accused of micromanaging, chiding and intimidating employees, usurping their roles and making abrupt decisions that muddled school operations.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Milpitas Post

  3. Calvin Johnson not the first Detroit Lion to support abstinence, but many fans applaud his message

    Some chiding and the controversy surrounding Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson's funding of a pro-abstinence film was expected; the overwhelmingly positive reaction was not.
    on June 6, 2013     Source:


  1. "Well, yesterday, he was chiding me," Huckabee said on CNN. "He said not to whine. Today, he's changed his position on whining, and today he's for whining. So once again, Mitt has been able to take both sides of all issues, including...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "This is more of an enforcement mechanism, the gentle chiding of our committee chairs," said McCarthy.
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Kevin McCarthy Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

  3. She dialed back on proclaiming him "a gifted man, but in the end just a man," after New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who has lots of advice for wives, wrote that some supporters "worried that her chiding was emasculating, casting her...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Maureen Dowd Source: Slate

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