Chide vs Silence - What's the difference?

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Chide is a related term of silence.

In lang=en terms the difference between chide and silence

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while silence is to suppress criticism, etc.

As verbs the difference between chide and silence

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while silence is to make (someone or something) silent.

As a noun silence is

the lack of any sound.

As an interjection silence is

a common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent.




  • 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 , .
    , year=1920 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=Thuvia, Maiden of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , 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.
  • 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.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England


    * See also




    (wikipedia silence) (en-noun)
  • The lack of any sound.
  • The act of refraining from speaking.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence , and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.}}
  • * D. Webster
  • The administration itself keeps a profound silence .
  • Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship.
  • Synonyms

    * quietness

    Derived terms

    * blue wall of silence * cone of silence * conspiracy of silence * deafening silence * moment of silence * radio silence * silence is golden * tower of silence * two-minute silence * vow of silence * wall of silence


  • To make (someone or something) silent.
  • Can you silence the crowd, so we can start the show?
  • To suppress criticism, etc.
  • Silence the critics.
    Silence the doubters.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=A state ideology, mixing nationalism, and basic Marxist economics, going under the name "Juche", was constructed, and Kim Il-sung effectively silenced , disposed of and cleared away any opposition, isolating the country and exercising an iron grip on the military, the state media and the government and party organs.}}
  • (Molecular biology) To block gene expression.
  • Derived terms

    * silencer

    See also

    * quiet, noise, loud, deaf, audible.


    (en interjection)
  • A common imperative instructing the addressed to remain silent.
  • * Silence ! Enough of your insolence!
  • Synonyms

    * be quiet! * hush! * whist!




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