What does vicious mean?

Definitions for vicious
ˈvɪʃ əsvi·cious

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vicious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. evil, vicious(adj)

    having the nature of vice

  3. 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"

  4. poisonous, venomous, vicious(adj)

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

    "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"

Wiktionary

  1. vicious(Adjective)

    Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.

    Etymology: From vicious, vicious (modern French vicieux), from vitiosus, from vitium.

  2. vicious(Adjective)

    Evil, immoral or depraved.

    Etymology: From vicious, vicious (modern French vicieux), from vitiosus, from vitium.

  3. vicious(Adjective)

    Violent, destructive and cruel.

    Etymology: From vicious, vicious (modern French vicieux), from vitiosus, from vitium.

  4. vicious(Adjective)

    Savage and aggressive.

    Etymology: From vicious, vicious (modern French vicieux), from vitiosus, from vitium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicious(adj)

    characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect

  2. Vicious(adj)

    addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct

  3. Vicious(adj)

    wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc

  4. Vicious(adj)

    not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms

  5. Vicious(adj)

    not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse

  6. Vicious(adj)

    bitter; spiteful; malignant

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. vicious

    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.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of vicious in a Sentence

  1. Francois Savary:

    There had been fears about the bond market blowing up, but for the time being there's a return to normal correlation in the market, so we don't see a vicious cycle where bonds bring down equities and equities brings down bonds.

  2. Jamal Khashoggi:

    Maybe the world should be held accountable because the world is a vicious place.

  3. Ann Landers:

    All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.

  4. Thomas Paine:

    Human nature is not of itself vicious.

  5. Efraim Levy:

    Most consumers are not aware of positive changes at Sears or Kmart, you need to drive traffic. Otherwise you just keep on seeing lower and lower sales in a vicious cycle.

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