Definition of 'vicious'


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1. Evil, immoral or depraved.

2. Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.

3. Savage and aggressive.

4. Violent, destructive and cruel.

5. Extremely violent or injurious; cruel.

6. Given to vice, immorality, or depravity.

7. Mean-spirited or deliberately hurtful; malicious.

8. Severe, powerful, or intense; fierce.

9. Disposed to violent or destructive behavior.

10. Having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved.

11. Marked by an aggressive disposition. Used chiefly of animals.

12. Faulty or defective.

13. Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious.

14. colloq. Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

15. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.

16. Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked.

17. Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory.

18. Not correct or pure; corrupt.

19. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

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

21. having the nature of vice

22. marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

23. Refractory,ugly.


1. The system is catastrophically failing to end the vicious circle of criminality.

2. Anonymous trolls have subjected victims to vicious and long-running campaigns of threats and harassment.

3. This is a vicious circle.

4. This was a vicious and brutal attack.

5. The rats would then be thrown into a pit with a vicious dog.

6. It is a nasty and vicious circle.

7. The vicious circle is a basic pattern.

8. Watch video of donkey launching vicious attack.

9. More than half of the incidents involved vicious dogs.

10. The only solution to this vicious circle is to jump.

11. Sometimes being under scrutiny is no bad thing if it can shame people into being less cruel and vicious.

12. Yet there is no denying that it was often an ugly, vicious campaign.

13. The incumbent has been accused of running one of the most vicious gangs in Baghdad.

14. Perhaps as a result, the insults swapped between the two campaigns are vicious and personal.

15. His comments can be cruel, vicious and personal.

16. It was the most vicious, nasty experience.

17. It was called in February and a vicious campaign began.

18. Instead, there was a torrent of tales of nasty and vicious excess.

19. While in prison he launched a vicious bottle attack on three guards - none of whom has received compensation.

20. FOUR men have been arrested after a vicious gang attack left one man dead and another fighting for life.

21. MORE than 100 terrified teachers and staff say their school has been taken over by vicious gangs.

22. ‘This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.’

23. ‘It was a brutal, vicious and pitiless attack in which you showed your victim no mercy.’

24. ‘The tabloids violated my family's privacy in a manner that I felt was vicious and indecent.’

25. ‘True, the film gets off on its own sense of creative cruelty, but it is nowhere near as vile or vicious as it thinks it is.’

26. ‘‘This is not just an attack on prison officers, but an attack on the entire criminal justice system by vicious thugs,’ he said.’

27. ‘Rather, they are aggressively recruiting new criminals to their vicious gang.’

28. ‘Are we wasting sympathy on vicious criminals when we insist on proper legal safeguards for them?’

29. ‘Our most vicious tendencies are based around and triggered by hormonal impulses.’

30. ‘Local radio news bulletins are jammed with reports of muggings and vicious petty criminals.’

31. ‘Police are hunting a vicious thug who inflicted serious injuries on an innocent man in daylight.’

32. ‘He is a more serious and vicious monster these days.’

33. ‘There is a serious agenda behind this vicious journalism.’

34. ‘People could look harmless and gorgeous on the outside when really they are vicious vile evil monsters on the inside.’

35. ‘While embarrassing moments are unavoidable and nothing to be ashamed about, dishonest, vicious or sleazy behavior is well within your control.’

36. ‘Clearly this is counterintuitive to the more common assumption that large gangs of malevolent youths are vicious, destructive, soulless morons.’

37. ‘Here is a man who is so vicious and evil that he makes Charles Manson look like Christie Brinkley.’

38. ‘As I got older, I decided it might kill him to know that his only son was a vicious, nasty bully.’

39. ‘The aristocratic families at the heart of the new scandals are not loyal and dutiful - they are vicious, greedy and spiteful.’

40. ‘Don't tolerate the equally vicious dishonesty of adultery.’

41. ‘They are vicious, horrible, and those responsible should be severely punished.’

42. ‘It seems I am now safely in my home, far from the menacing arms of the vicious beast which drove me from the wild!’

43. ‘Bloodstained snow, heavy cloaks, blackened eyes, Indian rites, puritanical fire and brimstone and the ominous howl of vicious wolf beasts.’

44. ‘I would like to warn cat owners about a vicious dog in the Long Ditton area.’

45. ‘Although it looks a vicious creature, the wolf eel is in fact very timid, its main diet being the spiny sea urchin, the sharp spines of which have no effect on the wolf eel's tough jaws.’

46. ‘He lifted it off, gingerly, like he was removing a possibly vicious pet rodent from his superior's suit; something not really his, but which somehow he was responsible for.’

47. ‘A great altar of bone and steel rested at the end, crouching like some vicious creature waiting for prey.’

48. ‘Snow wolves were vicious, bloodthirsty wolves that roamed the forest.’

49. ‘The Jungle Book follows Mowgli's adventures as he flees a vicious tiger with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.’

50. ‘When this scene is shown on film the viewer is expected to take the side of the innocent turtle hatchling against the vicious crab or bird.’

51. ‘And these two people, two lawyers, had very, very vicious dogs.’

52. ‘Lady Hester evidently came from Somerset, where she acquired a formidable reputation for breaking in the most vicious horses.’

53. ‘Animal Control Officers must deal with vicious and wild animals.’

54. ‘Before achieving this difficult task, he has to fight rebels in the forest, as well as Walken's private army, not to mention vicious monkeys with teeth like the American werewolf in London.’

55. ‘Maybe it's that chihuahua next door which she mocks from the window: in her REM sleep visions, it's a vicious bull, ring through its nose.’

56. ‘The female of the species is the most vicious creature known to exist.’

57. ‘At last they were ready to disembark and to leave this hellhole of a place swarming with the vicious creatures of the night.’

58. ‘James held his sword in front of him in fear, and quickly stumbled backwards away from the vicious creature.’

59. ‘Then let him undistractedly restrain his mind, as a charioteer restrains his vicious horses.’

60. ‘The race officer used great imagination, setting several angles across the lake, but conditions were difficult with vicious squalls and considerable wind shifts.’

61. ‘A person can be successfully evil only if he or she can embody a peculiarly nasty blend of vicious evil and laudable good.’

62. ‘As aggressive as enemy soldiers in the ‘Great War’, the flu proved a vicious killer.’

63. ‘It was enough to bring on an onslaught of particularly vicious flu for anyone.’

64. ‘I have to tell you, if you tried to email me, I've got some seriously vicious spam software that might have kept you from getting through at all.’

65. ‘I personally look forward to future lawsuits from Somalian, Japanese, and Mexican governments for the vicious inaccuracies of these horrible movies.’

66. ‘This will be an ugly, vicious war with high casualties on both sides and lots of dead civilians.’

67. ‘I didn't care whether it was ballet or flying a plane or driving a train; anything would break that vicious horrible cycle.’

68. ‘I had that in Scotland over Christmas, along with the rest of the island, and it was indeed vicious and nasty and not an experience I would wish to repeat.’

69. ‘Prone to sudden vicious weather and arctic conditions, Mt. McKinley is a serious mountaineering undertaking even on its easier routes.’

70. ‘The smell was revolting, a vicious and evil stench… the stench of death, she crawled forward on her hands and knees and reached for the wall of the cell.’

71. ‘The seductive illusion of virtuous circle was transposed to the ugly reality of vicious financial death spiral.’

72. ‘On the Raiders side, you get to see one of the most vicious, ugliest defenses known to man and NFL Films.’

73. ‘It can be, at times, a nasty and vicious fight to make it all the way to the top of the mountain.’

74. ‘According to the Killarney based TD, vicious cutbacks are now being imposed in the school building programme.’

75. ‘Yet the spectre of drugs returned with vicious abandon culminating in his being imprisoned in 1991 and serving 5 years.’

76. ‘The fact ate at her like a vicious, degenerative disease that just wouldn't go away.’

77. ‘Suddenly they moved over a vicious looking chain fence and the base at White Sands, New Mexico was under them.’

78. ‘Clarence threw a vicious rabbit punch into Jack's kidney, and broke the contact to aim a cut at Jack's head.’

79. ‘What had made me smile was his vicious and vile bigotry.’

80. ‘As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.’

81. ‘Satan, who represents Evil, the utterly vicious, is yet not a monster because he also fits absolutely into a certain moral universe, a certain symbolic order.’

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Other users have misspelling vicious as:

1. vicios 9.52%

2. vicous 6.12%

3. viciosas 4.76%

4. visouse 4.08%

5. visious 3.4%

6. Other 72.12%

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