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English adjective: vicious

1. vicious (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering


SamplesA barbarous crime.
Brutal beatings.
Cruel tortures.
Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks.
A savage slap.
Vicious kicks.


Synonymsbarbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage


Similarinhumane


Antonymshumane

2. vicious having the nature of vice


Synonymsevil


Similarwicked


Antonymsvirtuous

3. vicious bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


SamplesA criminal waste of talent.
A deplorable act of violence.
Adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife.


Synonymscondemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible


Similarwrong


Antonymsright

4. vicious marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful


SamplesPoisonous hate.
Venomous criticism.
Vicious gossip.


Synonymspoisonous, venomous


Similarmalicious


Antonymsunmalicious









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