English adjective: vicious
|1.||vicious (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering|
|Samples||A barbarous crime.|
Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks.
A savage slap.
|Synonyms||barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage|
|2.||vicious having the nature of vice|
|3.||vicious bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure|
|Samples||A criminal waste of talent.|
A deplorable act of violence.
Adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife.
|Synonyms||condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible|
|4.||vicious marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful|