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  • adj. Like a vixen; vixenish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a vixen; vixenish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities of a vixen; ill-tempered.

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Examples

  • Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.

    The Custom-House. Introductory to “The Scarlet Letter”

  • Our female government asks it vixenly of our impotent male; which pretends, beneath an air of sympathy, that we should abstain from any compulsory action upon the law to interfere, though the situation is confessedly grave; and the aspect men assume is correspondingly, to the last degree provokingly, grave-half alive that they are, or void of patriotism, or

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • Our female government asks it vixenly of our impotent male; which pretends, beneath an air of sympathy, that we should abstain from any compulsory action upon the law to interfere, though the situation is confessedly grave; and the aspect men assume is correspondingly, to the last degree provokingly, grave-half alive that they are, or void of patriotism, or Babylonian at heart!

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

  • Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking, at this very moment, to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eider-down pillow.

    The Scarlet Letter

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