Definition of Termagant

1. Noun. A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman.

Exact synonyms: Shrew
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Woman, Unpleasant Woman
Specialized synonyms: Virago, Yenta



Definition of Termagant

1. n. An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous.

2. a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding.

Definition of Termagant

1. Proper noun. (archaic) An imaginary deity with a violent temperament who featured in medieval mystery plays, represented as being worshiped by Muslims ¹

2. Noun. A quarrelsome, scolding woman, especially one who is old and shrewd. ¹

3. Adjective. Quarrelsome and scolding or censorious; shrewish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Termagant

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Termagant

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1. Dramatic Criticism by James Thomas Grein (1899)
"THE termagant. (A letter.) To the Editor of THE SUNDAY SPECIAL. Sept. ii. 1898. Sir, — May I be permitted to resume my activity with a parallel criticism of ..."

2. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1847)
"... termagant had been a name originally given to some Saxon idol, before our ancestors were converted to Christianity, or had been the peculiar attribute ..."

3. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1844)
"... termagant had been a name originally given to some Saxon idol, before our ancestors were converted to Christianity; or had been the peculiar attribute ..."

4. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy, J. V. Prichard (1876)
"Perhaps Typ-majan or termagant had been a name originally given to some Saxon idol, before our ancestors were converted to Christianity, or had been the ..."

5. The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-called Shakespeare Plays by Ignatius Donnelly (1887)
"198 72:2 termagant Here we have the same process of cunning adjustment:—Again we count lift from the end of the scene to produce 198 — termagant; ..."

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