barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
having the nature of vice
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious(adj)
bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
"a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
poisonous, venomous, vicious(adj)
marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
"poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
Evil, immoral or depraved.
Violent, destructive and cruel.
Savage and aggressive.
Origin: From vicious, vicious (modern French vicieux), from vitiosus, from vitium.
characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect
addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct
wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc
not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms
not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse
bitter; spiteful; malignant
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. To be natural. 2. To give up lying. (A word taken from the Zynrxi, and first used by the French at the Siege of Paris to describe the Germans; hence, any one who does anything impolite or acts in any way strictly in accordance with his innate tastes.)
The numerical value of vicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of vicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
I think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle.
Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
This is the festive season where Sierra Leoneans often celebrate with families in a flamboyant and joyous manner but all must be reminded that our country is at war with a vicious enemy.
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