What is another word for harridan?

184 synonyms found


[ hˈaɹɪdən], [ hˈaɹɪdən], [ h_ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_d_ə_n]

Harridan is a term used to describe an unpleasant, bossy, and aggressive woman. But, there are many other words that can be used as synonyms to describe such character traits. Some of the words that come to mind include shrew, termagant, virago, battle-ax, dragon lady, harpy, nag, and ball-breaker. All these words depict a woman who is overbearing, loud, and difficult to deal with. While some of these words may sound derogatory, they are still commonly used to describe someone with unpleasant characteristics. Using words like these can add flavor to a piece of writing and help the reader better understand the character being portrayed.

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What are the hypernyms for Harridan?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Harridan?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Harridan

He cursed her for a noisy harridan; then he said fretfully: It will do presently-when you are ready to start.
"The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel"
Baroness Orczy
No painted old harridan could deceive him.
"Jan and Her Job"
L. Allen Harker
It would have comforted her to have been allowed to say: 'I cease to be the rival of that execrable harridan!
"The Tragic Comedians, Complete"
George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009

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