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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewishnessnoun

    a nature given to nagging or scolding


  1. shrewishnessnoun

    The quality of being shrewish.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shrewishnessnoun

    The qualities of a shrew; frowardness; petulance; clamorousness.

    Etymology: from shrewish.

    I have no gift in shrewishness,
    I am a right maid for my cowardice;
    Let her not strike me. William Shakespeare.


  1. shrewishness

    Shrewishness refers to the quality or state of being nagging, ill-tempered, or aggressively scolding, especially pertaining to a woman. It is typically associated with a bad-tempered or assertively nagging woman. It can refer to someone who is unpleasant or difficult to deal with.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewishness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewishness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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