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shrew (noun) an unpleasant, bad-tempered and argumentative woman.
A shrew is a very unpleasant woman to deal with. She is bad-tempered, and given to arguing with people. She is quarrelsome too.
- No one likes to give his daughter in marriage to her son, for she is a shrew. People are afraid that with her bad temper and quarrelsome nature, she might harass her daughter-in-law.
- Socrates, the great philosopher's wife was a notorious shrew. She was quite bad-tempered and never gave a peaceful time to the great philosopher.