Definitions for viciousˈvɪʃ əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vicious
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.)
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
I've seen a lot, but I've never seen injuries as vicious as these injuries.
Life is like a vicious circle.... only the ones on the edge know what it is to face Highs and lows
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