viperous

adjective vi·per·ous \ ˈvī-p(ə-)rəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of viperous

1 : viperine
2 : having the qualities attributed to a viper : malignant, venomous
  • the backstabbing of a viperous family

viperously

adverb

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1535


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