Definition of viperous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvīp(ə)rəs/


See viper

‘Now we face the least appealing of the evening's ever-shifting alternatives - marching eight miles through viperous wastes, past a frontier checkpoint, to the nearest outpost of the border patrol.’
  • ‘When the Commission finds in her husband's favour, she has to watch her poisoner pardoned, freed and fêted as a popular celebrity, while she faces an increasingly viperous press, and is jeered at and spat on in the streets.’
  • ‘It was a peaceful town till about a year ago when some viperous barbarian started slaughtering folks.’
  • ‘My viperous tongue had nearly destroyed me again.’
  • ‘His terms ends at the next election and given the amount of biased, viperous media over this case, I doubt he would be returned.’