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adjective as in shrewish

noun as in battle-ax

noun as in virago

noun as in vixen

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More termagant now than sex goddess, she was last seen as Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Miss Gurney was not a beautiful woman at best, and her rage transformed her into a veritable termagant.

Mary was placed in the charge of Shrewsbury and his termagant spouse, Bess of Hardwick.

If she be passionate, want of manners makes her termagant and a scold, which is much at one with lunatic.

This was one of the rare occasions when the termagant was strangely chary about giving offence.

Handsome Feilding at once proceeded to materialise his bargain, and at last the termagant was tamed.


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On this page you'll find 232 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to termagant, such as: battling, belligerent, boxing, brawling, contending, and determined.

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