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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a continually complaining or faultfinding manner.

Usage examples (22)
  • Termagant was talking most shrewishly with my factory at New Sestros.
  • She apparently just called into "Hardball" to confront the shrewishly shrewd Ann Coulter for her personal attacks.
  • My heart swelled with admiration for his maturity, then contracted shrewishly as he gallantly opened the car door for Leonie.
  • "Good Martin! forgive me that I spake shrewishly to thee." for more
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