viperish

adjective
vi·​per·​ish | \ ˈvī-p(ə-)rish How to pronounce viperish (audio) \

Definition of viperish

: spitefully vituperative : venomous

Examples of viperish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The progress of their romance is complicated by her pregnancy, a shotgun marriage and life under the eye of Ingrid’s snobbish, viperish mother (Thora Hird). Stephen Holden, New York Times, "‘A Kind of Loving,’ at Film Forum, Shows a Fumbling Romance," 7 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of viperish

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Viperish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viperish. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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