viraginous
adjective see virago

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • viraginous — See virago. * * * …   Universalium

  • viraginous — adjective /vɪˈɹædʒ.ɪn.əs,vɨˈɹæ.dʒɪn.əs,vɨˈɹædʒ.ən.əs/ a) Resembling an overbearing woman; shrew like. b) Resembling an Amazon; of a woman with great bravery, strength, or stature. See Also: viraginity, virago …   Wiktionary

  • viraginous — vi·rag·i·nous …   English syllables

  • viraginous — və̇ˈrajənəs adjective Etymology: Latin viragin , virago virago + English ous : of, relating to, or characteristic of a virago …   Useful english dictionary

  • viraginity — viraginous /vi raj euh neuhs/, viraginian, adj. /vir euh jin i tee/, n. the qualities of a virago. [1840 50; < L viragin (s. of virago VIRAGO) + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • viraginity — viraginous /vi raj euh neuhs/, viraginian, adj. /vir euh jin i tee/, n. the qualities of a virago. [1840 50; < L viragin (s. of virago VIRAGO) + ITY] * * * viraˈginity rare 0. [f. as prec. + ity.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • virago — noun (plural goes or gos) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin viragin , virago, from vir man more at virile Date: 14th century 1. a loud overbearing woman ; termagant 2. a woman of great stature, strength, and courage • viraginous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mannish — Synonyms and related words: AC DC, amphierotic, andric, autoerotic, bisexed, bisexual, bull, butch, deviant, effeminate, gay, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, homoerotic, homosexual, hoyden, lesbian, male, manful, manlike, manly, mannified, masculine …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unfeminine — Synonyms and related words: boorish, caddish, coarse, crude, hoyden, ill bred, inconsiderate, insensitive, loutish, louty, mannified, mannish, nasty, offensive, rompish, tactless, tomboyish, uneffeminate, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • virago — /vəˈragoʊ / (say vuh rahgoh) noun (plural viragoes or viragos) 1. a turbulent, violent, or ill tempered, scolding woman; a shrew. 2. Obsolete a woman of masculine strength or spirit. {Middle English and Old English, from Latin: manlike woman}… …   Australian English dictionary

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