viperine

[ vahy-per-in, -puh-rahyn ]
/ ˈvaɪ pər ɪn, -pəˌraɪn /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a viper; venomous: a gossip with a viperine tongue.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT 2ND-3RD GRADE VOCAB FROM BOOKS!

Are you learning new vocabulary? Or do you just have an interest in words? Either way, this quiz is for you.
Question 1 of 10
orchard

Origin of viperine

From the Latin word vīperīnus, dating back to 1540–50. See viper, -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM viperine

pseu·do·vi·per·ine, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for viperine