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

vi′cious•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

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

    the trait of extreme cruelty

Wiktionary

  1. viciousness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being vicious.

  2. viciousness(Noun)

    The desire to cause harm to others; extreme cruelty.


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