viraginous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From virago, from Latin virāgō (maiden warrior).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /vɪˈɹædʒ.ɪn.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /vɨˈɹæ.dʒɪn.əs/, /vɨˈɹædʒ.ən.əs/
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Adjective[edit]

viraginous (comparative more viraginous, superlative most viraginous)

  1. Resembling an overbearing woman; shrew-like.
    • 2008 May 18, Peggy Orenstein, “The Hillary Lesson”, New York Times:
      A yellow, viraginous caricature of Hillary Clinton leered out from a black background.
  2. Resembling an Amazon; of a woman with great bravery, strength, or stature.

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