[ UK /ʃɹˈuːɪʃ/ ]
  1. continually complaining or faultfinding
    nagging parents
    a shrewish wife
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How To Use shrewish In A Sentence

  • Being nasty, rude, shrewish and creepy was very fun to do - I simply pretended to be in a bad mood each time the camera rolled.
  • Never in a million years would I become that shrewish fishwife shrieking from the doorway because my husband had spent the night carousing with the boys in avoidance of his husbandly duties.
  • It was the one thing he feared about her — that pain and disappointment had made her bitter, shrewish. Heart vs. Head
  • She feared that her husband's disciples would represent her as another Xanthippe, the shrewish wife of Socrates. The Searcher
  • a shrewish wife
  • Dear Lydia, you can consider yourself honored at least to be the opposite of a shrewish man hater of which there is no shortage. The Pink Dress
  • Do they not sometimes get called waspish and shrewish by virtue of their very chastity? Plutarch's Morals
  • Most of the main characters are emotionally balked men who hide from their exasperated, shrewish wives by throwing themselves into their work and who are given to as in one story "building tall towers of self-pity and then watching them sway. Strained Separations
  • The shrewish Katharina gives her final speech of submission out of real love for Petruchio, apparently because she realizes he's as mixed up as she is.
  • And they proceeded to blindly follow the heartless, shrewish harridan Margaret Thatcher. Martin Lewis: Murdoch Most Foul
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