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See definition of harpy on Dictionary.com
  • nouna shrewish woman
  • nouna greedy person

synonyms for harpy

  • hag
  • nag
  • shrew
  • virago
  • vixen
  • Xanthippe
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How to use harpy in a sentence

She turned upon the intruder with a curse, but Azalea had been right in believing that gold would loosen the old harpy's tongue.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
A feather duster was stuck in for a tail, and his woolly head gave him the uncanny look of a black harpy.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
There was the whole crew of the Harpy sloop, taken off here, treated in that way—that I know of to a certainty.
TRUE BLUEW.H.G. KINGSTON
And the little girl struck and scratched and made a curdled face and echoed, “Harpy, your own self!”
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
"That harpy hopes to fleece us," said Dalrymple, slipping his arm through mine and drawing me towards the roulette table.
IN THE DAYS OF MY YOUTHAMELIA ANN BLANDFORD EDWARDS
She placed it in the hand of La Corriveau, whose long fingers clutched it like the talons of a harpy.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
La Corriveau extended both hands eagerly, clutching as with the claws of a harpy.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
Of course, the jewels would be sold for half their value, and the harpy would triumph.
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDSANTHONY TROLLOPE
She did think that Frank, her Frank, the man whom she worshipped, was to take this harpy to his bosom as his wife.
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDSANTHONY TROLLOPE
But she, like unto a broad-winged, shrill-voiced harpy, leaped down from the heavens through the air.
THE ILIAD OF HOMER (1873)HOMER
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WORDS RELATED TO HARPY

  • battleaxe
  • fishwife
  • fury
  • hag
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • nag
  • scold
  • shrew
  • termagant
  • virago
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