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vulpine

[vuhl-pahyn, -pin] /ˈvʌl paɪn, -pɪn/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a fox.
2.
cunning or crafty.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin vulpīnus, equivalent to vulp(ēs) fox + -īnus -ine1
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  • And with his sharp, vulpine features and air of generalized furtiveness, he stirs up suspicion and hostility wherever he goes.
British Dictionary definitions for vulpine

vulpine

/ˈvʌlpaɪn/
adjective
1.
Also vulpecular (vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə). of, relating to, or resembling a fox
2.
possessing the characteristics often attributed to foxes; crafty, clever, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vulpīnus foxlike, from vulpēs a fox
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Word Origin and History for vulpine
adj.

"pertaining to a fox, fox-like," 1620s, from Latin vulpinus "of or pertaining to a fox," from vulpes, earlier volpes (genitive vulpis, volpis) "fox," of unknown origin.

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