Chide vs Chideress - What's the difference?
As a verb chide
is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
As a noun chideress is
(obsolete|rare) a woman who chides.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
- 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
- 1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
, author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
, title=Thuvia, Maiden of Mars
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage=Then she had not chidden' him for the use of that familiar salutation, nor did she ' chide
him now, though she was promised to another.
(obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
(ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
- 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
- As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
- the sea that chides the banks of England
* See also
(obsolete, rare) A woman who chides.