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Definition of the adjective shrewish

What does shrewish mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. continually complaining or faultfinding

Alternative definition of the adjective shrewish


  1. Of or pertaining to a shrew, a nagging, ill-tempered woman.

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Google previewThe anti-absurd or phrenotypic English pronouncing & orthographical dictionary (1845)

by Bartłomiej Beniowski

SHRANK shrank SHRED shred SHREw shru SHREwd shrud SHREwpLY shrudlu SHREwBNEss shrudnes SHREwish shruish SHREwish LY shruishle SHREwishNEss shruishnes SHRIEK shruk SHRIEVE shrew | SHORTsIGHTEDNESS ...

Google previewShakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his Informal Language (2004)

by Norman Blake

shrewish ' illtempered (of ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

or showing clever awareness and resourcefulness <a shrewd judge of character > <a shrewd investmcnt> shrewish .shrdb'lshl adj. Ill-tempered : nagging <a shrewish neighbor> — shrew ' miv — shrew'ish-ness n shrew male n.

Google previewA Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

With Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Shrewish, (shrūish) a froward ; clamorous. Shrewish-ly, (shrū'ish-le) ad. frowardly. Shrewish-nēss, (shrū'ish-nēs) n. petulance.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* SHREWISH. adj.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1815)

by Samuel Johnson


Google previewDickens Dictionary (MAXNotes Literature Guides) (2015)

A tall young lady, very much addicted to pattens in private life ; slender and shrewish, of a rather uncomfortable figure, and though not absolutely ill-looking, of a sharp and acid visage. Note. — Mrs. Varden's servant and maid-of-all-work.

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

The term evoked shrewish intransigence. handbag situation, handbags at ten paces n British a scene of provocation, a confrontation and/or feigned violence. These sarcastic phrases are typically used by football supporters to describeascene ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4R1E1W4I1S1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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