Definitions for viciousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•ciousˈvɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. addicted to or characterized by vice; immoral or evil; depraved.

  2. spiteful; malicious:

    vicious gossip.

  3. unpleasantly severe or intense:

    a vicious headache.

  4. savage; ferocious:

    a vicious temper.

  5. (of an animal) unruly, fierce, or of a violent disposition.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  6. characterized by faults or defects; unsound:

    vicious reasoning.

  7. morbid, foul, or noxious.

Origin of vicious:

1300–50; < L vitiōsus, der. of viti(um) fault, vice1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savagery(noun)

    the trait of extreme cruelty


  1. viciousness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being vicious.

  2. viciousness(Noun)

    The desire to cause harm to others; extreme cruelty.

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