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synonyms for harridan

  • crone
  • hag
  • shrew
  • strumpet
  • virago
  • vixen
  • woman
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How to use harridan in a sentence

He stood in front of the virtuous harridan, his lips working, his fingers convulsively clutching the air.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Commerce in this instance is depicted as a dissolute harridan, deep sunk in gin.
ROWLANDSON THE CARICATURIST. FIRST VOLUMEJOSEPH GREGO
Charles listened dully as the curse was droned, nor was he surprised when the harridan fell, blasted by it.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
She had been quite sure that the offer was about to be made when that odious old harridan had come in and disturbed everything.
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDSANTHONY TROLLOPE
It is not necessary to be a prude or a skinny old harridan either, to inveigh against the custom.
ROSEMARY AND RUEAMBER
Whist, ye mongrel, replied the old harridan, who acted as nurse; shes as lively as a cricket.
THE HISTORY OF BURKE AND HAREGEORGE MAC GREGOR
It was her keeper who tore her away in the end, cling as she would to Michael, screaming all the while like a harridan.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
The heel of the vindictive harridan ground viciously upon the lips of the dying man and choked his utterance.
THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT, SECOND SERIESRAFAEL SABATINI
Go and say good-by, however, to the old harridan; I think she has a few conventional tears to shed.
THE STROLLERSFREDERIC S. ISHAM
It was an interesting speculation whether in twenty years she would develop into a harridan or a woman of unusual character.
THE SHERIFF'S SONWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HARRIDAN

  • battleaxe
  • fishwife
  • fury
  • hag
  • harpy
  • harridan
  • nag
  • scold
  • shrew
  • termagant
  • virago
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.