Termagant Ter"ma*gant, a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding. -- {Ter"ma*gant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

A termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • termagantly — ter·ma·gant·ly …   English syllables

  • termagantly — adverb see termagant II * * * terˈmagantly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑termagant …   Useful english dictionary

  • termagant — termagantly, adv. /terr meuh geuhnt/, n. 1. a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman. 2. (cap.) a mythical deity popularly believed in the Middle Ages to be worshiped by the Muslims and introduced into the morality play as a violent, overbearing… …   Universalium

  • termagant — [tʉr′mə gənt] n. [ME Tervagant < OFr, name of an imaginary Muslim deity prob. introduced by the Crusaders] 1. [T ] an imaginary deity supposed by medieval Christians to be worshiped by Muslims and represented in morality plays as a boisterous …   English World dictionary

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