Definition of Taskmistress

1. Noun. A woman taskmaster.

Generic synonyms: Taskmaster



Definition of Taskmistress

1. Noun. Female equivalent of taskmaster. ¹

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Definition of Taskmistress

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taskmistress

task performance and analysis
taskbar
taskbars
taskboard
taskboards
tasked
tasker
taskers
taskforce
taskforces
tasking
taskings
tasklist
taskmaster
taskmasters
taskmistress (current term)
taskmistresses
tasks
taskwork
taskworks
taslet
taslets
tasmania
tasmanian

Literary usage of Taskmistress

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1. Unsoundness of Mind by Thomas Smith Clouston (1911)
"While we know that Nature exacts a penalty of some sort for every breach of her laws, yet it is certain that in many ways she is a light taskmistress. ..."

2. Unsoundness of Mind by Thomas Smith Clouston (1911)
"While we know that Nature exacts a penalty of some sort for every breach of her laws, yet it is certain that in many ways she is a light taskmistress. ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1887)
"... and was sometimes even kind, but his young wife was a shrew, and a hard taskmistress to two children who had been accustomed to do very much as they ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"Pressed by that stern taskmistress, he went to the royal palace and asked if the king would employ him as a scribe, since he had great skill in writing ..."

5. Thomas Carlyle: A History of His Life in London, 1834-1881 by James Anthony Froude (1885)
"... all into white heat before it would run into the mould, and he was in no condition to bear any fresh burden. Alas for him, he had a stern taskmistress. ..."

6. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1874)
"... Mrs. Barmby would, I am sure, be a most lenient taskmistress, and I have no doubt that I could please her, ..."

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