Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being foxy.
  • noun The state of being foxed, decayed, stained, discolored, or spotted, as books; decay.
  • noun The state or quality of being of a harsh, sour taste, as wine or beer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being foxy, or foxlike; craftiness; shrewdness.
  • noun The state of being foxed or discolored, as books; decay; deterioration.
  • noun A coarse and sour taste in grapes.

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  • noun The characteristic or quality of being foxy

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  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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Examples

  • Apparently a bit of foxiness is considered desirable to some degree in wines, but these grapes are overboard on this characteristic.

    Niagara Grape Conserve: It's Not Easy Being Green

  • Apparently a bit of foxiness is considered desirable to some degree in wines, but these grapes are overboard on this characteristic.

    Toast:

  • I didn't care for Norton's in-your-face attack or the strong flavor called foxiness that betrayed its native heritage, I said.

    Wine: Norton and me

  • "foxiness" or ability, he was soon laid by the heels.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • 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.

    Inside politics: Suddenly David Cameron's cabinet is looking rather foxy | Allegra Stratton

  • 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.

    Peter Schwartz: The Hedgehog and the Fox

  • She chats with a couple of female bloggers, neither matching her unrivalled foxiness.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Concerns that the Colombian singer's tight clothing and all-round general foxiness could lead to an increase in suicide bombings were slightly eased when the broadcasters opted to show the gig with her chest pixelated one can only assume that Islamofascism had no political or religious objections to her arse.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Concerns that the Colombian singer's tight clothing and all-round general foxiness could lead to an increase in suicide bombings were slightly eased when the broadcasters opted to show the gig with her chest pixelated one can only assume that Islamofascism had no political or religious objections to her arse.

    Navel gazing

  • Despite all the controversy about his character or political foxiness, you have to admit that he is good, indeed very good.

    Application of Sun Zi (ii): Lee Tenghui's brilliant coup

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