shrewish - meaning and definition. What is shrewish
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What (who) is shrewish - definition

Froward, peevish, petulant, scolding, brawling, clamorous, vixenish.
·adj having the qualities of a shrew; having a scolding disposition; froward; peevish.
Examples of use of shrewish
1. The hero of Wells‘s classic 1'10 novel, The History Of Mr Polly, is a small–town shopkeeper, threatened by bankruptcy, who loathes his neighbours and is trapped in a loveless marriage to his shrewish wife, Miriam.
2. The torpor is occasionally punctured by the ear–piercing exhortations of her shrewish mother (Jessica Lange, seemingly auditioning for an Off Off Broadway version of "Mommie Dearest"), who wants her daughter to be as much of a success as her runaway husband was a failure.