Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being foxy. The state or quality of being fox-like, or cunning like a fox; wiliness; cunning; craftiness.
- n. The state of being foxed, decayed, stained, discolored, or spotted, as books; decay.
- n. The state or quality of being of a harsh, sour taste, as wine or beer.
- n. The characteristic or quality of being foxy
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being foxy, or foxlike; craftiness; shrewdness.
- n. The state of being foxed or discolored, as books; decay; deterioration.
- n. A coarse and sour taste in grapes.
- n. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
“Apparently a bit of foxiness is considered desirable to some degree in wines, but these grapes are overboard on this characteristic.”
“I didn't care for Norton's in-your-face attack or the strong flavor called foxiness that betrayed its native heritage, I said.”
“foxiness" or ability, he was soon laid by the heels.”
“Put like that you'd probably rather aspire to hedgehoggery than foxiness and the first year of coalition was indeed ruled by the hedgehogs, blinkered in their ministerial fiefdoms, driving through their intellectual visions.”
“However, another interpretation - which fits with Obama's judicious, careful temperament and his WWLD (What would Lincoln do?) instinct - is that Obama is displaying foxiness.”
“She chats with a couple of female bloggers, neither matching her unrivalled foxiness.”
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“Despite all the controversy about his character or political foxiness, you have to admit that he is good, indeed very good.”
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“W.C. Barry, of Rochester, spoke highly of the Niagara, and its slight foxiness would be no objection to those who like that peculiarity.”
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