What is another word for Xantippe?

119 synonyms found


[ zˈantɪp], [ zˈantɪp], [ z_ˈa_n_t_ɪ_p]

Xantippe was the infamous wife of the philosopher Socrates. Her name has become a synonym for a shrewish or argumentative woman. If you are looking for alternative words to describe someone who is difficult to deal with, there are several options. Harpy, termagant, virago, and shrew are all synonyms that fit the bill. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation or origin, but all are commonly used to describe a woman who is perceived as nagging, bossy, or difficult. However, it's important to remember that labeling someone with negative epithets can contribute to a harmful and sexist culture, so it's best to avoid using them where possible.

Semantically related words: Socrates wife, Socrates spouse, Socrates wife name, Socrates wife's name, Socrates wife Xantippe


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    Usage examples for Xantippe

    I intend to say of every woman that she is chaste and handsome; of every man that he is handsome, clever, and rich; of every book that it is delightfully interesting; of Snobmore's manners that they are gentlemanlike; of Screwby's dinners that they are luxurious; of Jawkins's conversation that it is lively and amusing; of Xantippe, that she has a sweet temper; of Jezebel, that her colour is natural; of Bluebeard, that he really was most indulgent to his wives, and that very likely they died of bronchitis.
    "The Virginians"
    William Makepeace Thackeray

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