Chide vs Vilify - What's the difference?

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Chide is a related term of vilify.


In lang=en terms the difference between chide and vilify

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while vilify is to belittle through speech; to put down.

As verbs the difference between chide and vilify

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while vilify is to say defamatory things about someone or something.

chide

English

Verb

  • 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 , .
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  • (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

    Synonyms

    * See also

    vilify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To say defamatory things about someone or something.
  • To belittle through speech; to put down.
  • Synonyms

    * (say defamatory things about) assail, criticize, decry, denounce, libel, slander * berate * See also