termagant


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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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Marlowe's reference to Termagant and Apollo as in the Songs Marsile worships them saying in the 'holy laws we keep always--Apollo and Mahound' (XXXIII.5).
The two original housewives are joined by a glamorous socialite and a wonderfully drawn old termagant. The four are transformed by their stay in Italy and by the one character's 'infectious joy'.
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.
CURRAGH: 2.35 Lost City, 3.05 Phoenix Rose, 3.35 The Tooth Fairy, 4.05 Termagant, 4.35 Our Joe Mac, 5.05 Adilapour, 5.35 Quest For Peace.
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).
Her only defeat at the distance came at the hands of subsequent Group One scorer Termagant while she had an eventual three-time winnerwell 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 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.
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.
TERMAGANT staked her claim for the stanjames.com 1000 Guineas with a shock victory in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
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.
Audrey has evolved into motherhood, maturing as an adult termagant with a razor-sharp, obscene and hilarious tongue.
In Adjmi's pitiless opening scene, a cowering Lily mentally scrambles to pick up social tips from Shelly (Jeanine Serralles, via Bette Davis), her termagant of a sister, and their unmarried friend, Claudine (Sas Goldberg, invisible clothespin on her nose).
Twig's first mistake on his journey is breaking the golden rule of the Deepwoods and "straying from the path." Twig becomes lost, and around every turn he encounters unfriendly creatures, such as the gyle goblins, termagant trogs, hoverworms, hammelhorns, caterbirds, and skullpets.