Checkers (shine_shine) wrote in 1word1day,

Termagant/TUR-muh-guhnt/ noun

1. A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
2. A violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.

Note: Termagant can also be used as an adjective to describe a person as being shrewish and scolding.

 "We gods are continually suffering in the most cruel manner at one another's hands while helping mortals; and we all owe you a grudge for having begotten that mad termagant of a daughter, who is always committing outrage of some kind."- The Iliad, Homer.
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