Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Vulpine

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Vulpine (adjective)
vul·pine [vuhl-pahyn, -pin]

1. of or resembling a fox.
2. cunning or crafty.

Related Words for vulpine
clever, crafty, cunning, foxy, ingenious, shrewdness, skillful, sly, tricky, wily

Connotation: The possibility of deception is implied when this word is used, but it also connotes a keen mind.

See more synonyms for vulpine on

Origin: 1620–30; < Latin vulpinus, equivalent to vulp ( es ) fox + -inus -ine

Oct. 23, 2018 Vulpine (x)

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."

The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)
Charles Darwin

But Napoleons vulpine diplomacy was again overruling Talleyrand.

Joseph McCabe

Pakenham looked from the one to the other, from the thin, vulpine face to the thin, leonine one.

54-40 or Fight
Emerson Hough

If so, do it; and avoid the vulpine kind, which I don't recommend.

Latter-Day Pamphlets
Thomas Carlyle
Tags: adjective, latin, v, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

  • Tuesday word: Graduation

    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 Graduation (noun) grad·u·a·tion [graj-oo-ey-shuhn] noun 1. an act of graduating; the state of being graduated. 2. the…

  • Sunday Word: Jardinière

    jardinière, jardiniere [jahr-dn- eer, zhahr-dn- yair] noun: 1 a: an ornamental stand for plants or flowers b: a large usually ceramic…

  • Wednesday Word: Frustum

    Frustum - noun. Another lovely and unique word from the math and science world. Simply put, a frustum (plural frusta or frustums is a cone or…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded