viperous

[ vahy-per-uh s ]
/ ˈvaɪ pər əs /

adjective

of the nature of or resembling a viper: a viperous movement.
of or relating to vipers.
characteristic of vipers.

Origin of viperous

First recorded in 1525–35; viper + -ous

Related forms

vi·per·ous·ly, adverbpseu·do·vi·per·ous, adjectivepseu·do·vi·per·ous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for viperous

viperous

viperish

/ (ˈvaɪpərəs) /

adjective

Also: viperine (ˈvaɪpəˌraɪn) of, relating to, or resembling a viper
malicious

Derived Forms

viperously or viperishly, adverb
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