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vicious meaning and definition

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VICIOUS adjective

Definition of vicious (adjective)

  1. (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"
    • synonyms: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage
  2. having the nature of vice
  3. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  4. marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
    • "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
    • synonyms: poisonous, venomous
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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