Vampire vs Vampirish - What's the difference?

vampire | vampirish |

As a noun vampire

is "vampires".

As an adjective vampirish is

pertaining to a vampire, characteristic of a vampire; photophobic, parasitic etc.


Alternative forms

* (archaic) vampyre


(en noun)
  • A mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living.
  • (colloquial) A person with the medical condition , colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity, brownish-red stained teeth, and increased night vision.
  • A blood-sucking bat; vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus )
  • Synonyms

    * (mythological creature) nosferatu, lamia, cadaver sanguine * (bat) vampire bat * (blood drinker) hemovore, hematophagous

    Derived terms

    * vampire bat * vampiress * vampiric * vampirism

    See also

    * werewolf * bloodsucker * hemovore * * (Common vampire bat) * (Desmodus rotundus) * (Desmodus rotundus) * (Desmodus rotundus) * The meaning of the word "vampire"



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    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a vampire, characteristic of a vampire; photophobic, parasitic etc.
  • *1994 , (Edward St Aubyn), Bad News , Picador 2006, p. 227:
  • *:In London, when the pasty light of dawn had stained the ceiling above the curtain pole, he would listen with vampirish panic to the squealing and rumbling of distant juggernauts, and then to the nearby whining of a milkcart, and eventually to the slamming doors of cars bearing children to school, or real men to work in factories and banks.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=March 13, author=Dave Kehr, title=New DVDs, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=The "N. Khodataev Group" is credited with the 1927 "We'll Keep Our Eyes Peeled," about the mounting threat of war, at least as perceived by the Soviets, from the vampirish capitalists of Western Europe. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 17, author=Rob Salem, title=Disc an homage to horror hosts, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=Flaherty based the vampirish character – secretly the sideline of SCTV news anchor Floyd Robertson – on an actual 1950s horror host from his native Pittsburgh, KDKA-TV's "Igor," similarly depicted by moonlighting staff announcer George Eisenhauer. }}