English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'battle-axe'

(derogatory)
(noun) 
Definition
a domineering woman
an old battle-axe who hasn't smiled in decades
Synonyms
harridan
She was a mean old harridan.
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nag
I get called a nag if I complain about anything.
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virago
She's very sweet – not at all the virago she is portrayed as.
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shrew
After the first visit he announced that his stepmother was a shrew.
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tartar
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vixen
She claims she has been caricatured as a vampish vixen by the press.
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termagant
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ballbreaker (slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of fury
Definition
a person with a violent temper
Synonyms
spitfire,
hag,
termagant,
hellcat,
bacchante
in the sense of nag
Definition
a person who nags
I get called a nag if I complain about anything.
Synonyms
complainer,
carper,
grumbler,
tartar,
moaner,
harpy,
termagant,
nagger,
fault-finder
in the sense of shrew
Definition
a bad-tempered nagging woman
After the first visit he announced that his stepmother was a shrew.
Synonyms
nag,
dragon (informal),
spitfire,
harpy,
termagant (rare),
Xanthippe,
ballbreaker (slang)

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