Definition of viperine in English:

viperine

adjective

  • See viper

    • ‘I took this photo of a viperine snake last August at midday on a shaded stone wall just outside a village in Northern Navarra.’
    • ‘In view of its precarious status, removal of viperine snakes from breeding pools should continue to be part of the population management strategy for this endangered amphibian.’
    • ‘Hers is the most determined fall into degradation, epitomized by the viperine smile that simmers on her lips after her final abasement for a fix.’

Pronunciation

viperine

/ˈvʌɪp(ə)rʌɪn/