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. Jake Tapper:

    We're in an era right now of lies and indecency, of tribalism and nastiness, and in this era, we lost someone who tried -- tried -- to embody the opposite of those vicious impulses, his loss leaves a chasm in the public square.

  2. Abdul Nasir Sawabi:

    This place can show how vicious a war can be, we are the middle-aged generation that has been through this war, but the kids who are growing up now are a new generation for whom all this is just a memory. So these scenes can show them what kind of painful life their people were living in the past and what sacrifices they had to make. This can be a good lesson for them to safeguard the opportunities they have now.

  3. Philip Saltier:

    Americans become unhappy and vicious because their preoccupation with amassing possessions obliterates their loneliness. This is why production in America seems to be on such an endless upward spiral: every time we buy something we deepen our emotional deprivation and hence our need to buy something.

  4. Kim Thomas:

    My clients won't be able to afford me. I can't make a living. It's a vicious cycle.

  5. Donald Trump:

    This guy Lindsey Graham, he's one of the dumbest human beings I have ever seen, he starts hitting me, saying vicious things, ends up with 0 %. He left in disgrace.

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