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.)

Suggested Resources

  1. vicious

    Song lyrics by vicious -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by vicious on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce vicious?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say vicious in sign language?

  1. vicious

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. Kathleen Gaffney:

    It's not a vicious unwind like 2008, it's the shock of the price moves that reminds me of that time.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Illegal immigration funds criminal networks, ruthless gangs and the flow of deadly drugs. Illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations, hurts hard-working citizens and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence and poverty. Only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity.

  3. Kwon Ji-an:

    I was too young and socially immature to digest all the glamour and changes in the environment, and there's no self-medication whatsoever, then how do you respond to all of those vicious online comments? If you explain, they'll dismiss it as an excuse, and if you fight, they'll dislike you even more.

  4. Many Democrats:

    As a lower middle class American, budget and finances sometimes -- living paycheck to paycheck is very hard, and it's a toxic world that has set us into this cycle of vicious debt. I think that Warren has great ideas about how to get us out of that.

  5. Joe Bidens:

    I know youve seen whats been online, the vicious, vicious threats and things theyve said, the misogynistic things theyve said, referring to the women who are leaders of the Culinary Union and the things that theyve said about them. And, actually, theyve received death threats. I mean, this is way, way -- this is Trump-like -- way over the line. And I think Bernie has to be -- he has to disavow this. He has to say, I disassociate, I dont want any of those people being with me.

Images & Illustrations of vicious

  1. viciousviciousviciousviciousvicious

Popularity rank by frequency of use

vicious#10000#15992#100000

Translations for vicious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for vicious »

Translation

Find a translation for the vicious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these vicious definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "vicious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/vicious>.

    Are we missing a good definition for vicious? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    young tree
    • A. brashness
    • B. sapling
    • C. swathing
    • D. hypostatization

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for vicious:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.