Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a vixen; cross; ill-tempered; snarling.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective shrewish and malicious

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Examples

  • Well, that would be "a chair in which scolding and vixenish wives were formerly securely fastened, to receive the punishment of being ducked in water."

    Fire escapism

  • Hastings and Eileen Fulton (who joined "ATWT" in May 1960 as the vixenish Lisa Grimaldi) are now the senior cast members.

    'As The World Turns' Stops Production After 54 Years

  • Wow, Conservative Spokesperson, Ann Coulter, actually sounded like she was about to cry in that clip, while calling Mrs. Edwards "a worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag."

    Ann Coulter Loses It, Calls Elizabeth Edwards A "Harridan"

  • With vixenish spite will they claim to be folded, like her, to my breast, to be tenderly lifted on outstretched arms?

    Peer Gynt

  • With vixenish spite will they claim to be folded, like her, to my breast, to be tenderly lifted on outstretched arms?

    Peer Gynt

  • It is not a feminine perfume, at least not feminine in a sweet and dainty or come-hither and vixenish, obvious, way.

    Perfume Review: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

  • When she pushed him away or smacked his head back and forth between her hands it looked more cutely sassy than vixenish.

    Tonya Plank: So You Think You Can Dance Top 10, Alvin Ailey, and Bollywood

  • It is not a feminine perfume, at least not feminine in a sweet and dainty or come-hither and vixenish, obvious, way.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • ‘Very well, Mr Browdie!’ said Miss Squeers, hot and flushed from the recent encounter, but vixenish to the last; ‘you’ve been and excited our boys to run away.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, then, squeezed – up woman, with a vixenish countenance.

    Oliver Twist

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