What is another word for beldame?

183 synonyms found


[ bˈɛlde͡ɪm], [ bˈɛlde‍ɪm], [ b_ˈɛ_l_d_eɪ_m]

Beldame is a term used to describe an old, unpleasant woman. However, there are many other synonyms for this word that can be used in more polite conversations. For instance, one could use the term, "elderly woman" or "mature lady" to describe an older female. Other synonyms include, "crone," "hag," "witch," or "shrew." All of these words are commonly associated with older ladies, however, some are more abrasive than others. When using these synonyms, it's important to understand the tone of the conversation and the audience to ensure that the chosen word doesn't offend anyone.

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    Usage examples for Beldame

    For the Valois, shouts of scorn from the populace, thunders from the pulpit, anathemas from monk and priest, elaborate invectives from all the pedants of the Sorbonne, distant mutterings of excommunication from Rome-not the toothless beldame of modern days, but the avenging divinity of priest-rid monarchs.
    "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete"
    John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
    What did the beldame mean by saying, "Keep your secret, and I'll keep mine?"
    "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
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    And he rose and went over to the table of the beldame and sat down beside her.
    "A Man and a Woman"
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