Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a vixen; cross; ill-tempered; snarling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shrewish and malicious

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Examples

  • Hastings and Eileen Fulton (who joined "ATWT" in May 1960 as the vixenish Lisa Grimaldi) are now the senior cast members.

    'As The World Turns' Stops Production After 54 Years

  • Well, that would be "a chair in which scolding and vixenish wives were formerly securely fastened, to receive the punishment of being ducked in water."

    Fire escapism

  • Wow, Conservative Spokesperson, Ann Coulter, actually sounded like she was about to cry in that clip, while calling Mrs. Edwards "a worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag."

    Ann Coulter Loses It, Calls Elizabeth Edwards A "Harridan"

  • With vixenish spite will they claim to be folded, like her, to my breast, to be tenderly lifted on outstretched arms?

    Peer Gynt

  • When she pushed him away or smacked his head back and forth between her hands it looked more cutely sassy than vixenish.

    Tonya Plank: So You Think You Can Dance Top 10, Alvin Ailey, and Bollywood

  • It is not a feminine perfume, at least not feminine in a sweet and dainty or come-hither and vixenish, obvious, way.

    Perfume Review: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

  • ‘Very well, Mr Browdie!’ said Miss Squeers, hot and flushed from the recent encounter, but vixenish to the last; ‘you’ve been and excited our boys to run away.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, then, squeezed – up woman, with a vixenish countenance.

    Oliver Twist

  • However, as there was no bagman to look on, nobody knew anything at all about the matter; and so Tom Smart and his clay – coloured gig with the red wheels, and the vixenish mare with the fast pace, went on together, keeping the secret among them, and nobody was a bit the wiser.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Tom was fond of hot punch — I may venture to say he was VERY fond of hot punch — and after he had seen the vixenish mare well fed and well littered down, and had eaten every bit of the nice little hot dinner which the widow tossed up for him with her own hands, he just ordered a tumbler of it by way of experiment.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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