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Origin of termagant
OTHER WORDS FROM termagantter·ma·gant·ly, adverb
Words nearby termagant
Example sentences from the Web for termagant
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.In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
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.An Essay upon Projects|Daniel Defoe
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.
British Dictionary definitions for termagant
- a shrewish woman; scold
- (as modifier)a termagant woman