shrewish

[shroo-ish]
adjective
having the disposition of a shrew.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see shrew1, -ish1

shrewishly, adverb
shrewishness, noun
unshrewish, adjective
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shrewish (ˈʃruːɪʃ)
 
adj
(esp of a woman) bad-tempered and nagging
 
'shrewishly
 
adv
 
'shrewishness
 
n

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She is reported to have had an unamiable and shrewish temper, and was charitable only because her position demanded it.
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