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Synonyms for termagant

a person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes

Synonyms for termagant

a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

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La Collina has joined Termagant in the Kenilworth House Stud broodmare band and the Phoenix Stakes and Matron Stakes winner has delivered her first foal, a daughter of Dubawi.
As she argues, the early modern period saw the birth of the aesthetic ideal of verisimilitude, the need to "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action" (8-9): Hamlet himself famously ridicules cycle drama when he states he would have a fellow whipped for "o'erdoing Termagant.
It is debatable whether her death signifies the triumph of patriarchy, since Estelle's transformation from an insignificant beanpole "into an iron-willed termagant, [who was] so domineering that Daguenet was terrified of her" (Zola 1992, 386) suggests--albeit in a slightly comical manner--that the potential for female dominance endures after Nana's demise.
The two original housewives are joined by a glamorous socialite and a wonderfully drawn old termagant.
The soft ground will hold no fears for her and she is preferred to Termagant who was just behind her in the Irish 1000 Guineas last May.
Mohja Kahf is the author of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque (1999), E-mails from Scheherazad (poetry, 2003), and The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (novel, 2006).
The same is true of Kevin Prendergast's Termagant, winner of the Moyglare Stud Stakes last season.
Her only defeat at the distance came at the hands of subsequent Group One scorer Termagant while she had an eventual threetime winner well beat when landing a Group Three victory.
Her only defeat at the distance came at the hands of subsequent Group One scorer Termagant, while she had an eventual three-time winner well beat when landing a Group Three victory.
With ironic intent the narrator notes that Marina in this story "tenia angel," a descriptor that normally refers to positive attributes such as virtue and innocence, but which in this context refers to the use of charm to cover the temperament and crafty resourcefulness of a termagant.
Jael transforms from a heroic and humble servant of God into a lusty-looking termagant, half harridan, half virago with a man-eating stare.
Long Lashes was a winner on soft ground for Jessica Harrington before joining Bin Surour, but was beaten 12 lengths by Termagant in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
TERMAGANT has been put away for the season following her victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
But it was Termagant who proved much the stronger as she pulled away to win by two and a half lengths from Aidan O'Brien's 66-1 second string.
Alshahbaa holds an entry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes on August 30 but could make her next start in the Ballygallon Stud Debutante Stakes at Leopardstown on August 6, with stablemate Termagant also in the frame.