Noun Vampiric Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vampiric

Pronunciation:

/vamˈpɪrɪk/

Definition:
1.

adjective

  1. 'Lee, in particular, was keen to find a role which would help the public think of him as something other than Dracula, the vampiric count he had played in several Hammer films.'
  2. 'His vampiric tendencies are underplayed but you are never allowed to forget the beast below the surface.'


noun

1. a preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, that is said to suck the blood of sleeping persons at night.

2. (in Eastern European folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon, that periodically leaves the grave and disturbs the living, until it is exhumed and impaled or burned.

3. a person who preys ruthlessly upon others; extortionist.

4. a woman who unscrupulously exploits, ruins, or degrades the men she seduces.

5. an actress noted for her roles as an unscrupulous seductress: the vampires of the silent movies.

Origin:

vampire


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