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Meaning of word vicious from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

vicious   adjective

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

Example : 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

Meaning : Having the nature of vice.

Synonyms : evil

Meaning : Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.

Example : 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

Meaning : Marked by deep ill will. Deliberately harmful.

Example : Poisonous hate.
Venomous criticism.
Vicious gossip.

Synonyms : poisonous, venomous