- of or resembling a fox.
- cunning or crafty.
Origin of vulpine
Related Words for vulpineclever, crafty, cunning, foxy, ingenious, shrewdness, skillful, sly, tricky, wily
Examples from the Web for vulpine
Historical Examples of vulpine
I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
What a kindness you have done me with your "vulpine sharpness."
But Napoleons vulpine diplomacy was again overruling Talleyrand.Talleyrand
Pakenham looked from the one to the other, from the thin, vulpine face to the thin, leonine one.54-40 or Fight
If so, do it; and avoid the vulpine kind, which I don't recommend.Latter-Day Pamphlets
- Also: vulpecular (vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə) of, relating to, or resembling a fox
- possessing the characteristics often attributed to foxes; crafty, clever, etc
Word Origin for vulpine
"pertaining to a fox, fox-like," 1620s, from Latin vulpinus "of or pertaining to a fox," from vulpes, earlier volpes (genitive vulpis, volpis) "fox," of unknown origin.