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shrewish

[ shroo-ish ]
/ ˈʃru ɪʃ /
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adjective

having the disposition of a shrew.

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Origin of shrewish

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at shrew1, -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM shrewish

shrew·ish·ly, adverbshrew·ish·ness, nounun·shrew·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shrewish

shrewish
/ (ˈʃruːɪʃ) /

adjective

(esp of a woman) bad-tempered and nagging

Derived forms of shrewish

shrewishly, adverbshrewishness, noun
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