- of, relating to, or resembling a viper; venomous: a gossip with a viperine tongue.
Origin of viperine
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But your Lamia has taught you some subtle 'viperine' reasoning and motiving, for the turning down one street instead of another.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Here, among a number of viperine snakes of about the same size, is a snake that lives on eggs.