chiding (n.)
telling-off, scolding, rebuke
AYL IV.iii.65[Silvius to Rosalind as Ganymede, of Phebe's letter to Ganymede] Call you this chiding?
KL I.iii.1[Gonerill to Oswald] Did my father strike my gentleman for chiding of his Fool?
MW V.iii.9[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford] Better a little chiding than a great deal of heartbreak
Oth IV.ii.113.1[Desdemona to Iago, of Othello] He might have chid me so, for, in good faith, / I am a child to chiding
TNK II.ii.27[Fourth Countryman to the others] 'tis but a chiding [i.e. I can only be told off]
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