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Definition of Vicious

Vicious

  1. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.
  2. Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.
  3. Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.
  4. Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.
  5. Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.
  6. Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

Vicious Quotations

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
Ann Landers

The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
Stephen Covey

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde

Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.
Robin Williams

Nelson Mandela went to jail believing in violence, and 27 years later he and his colleagues had slowly and carefully honed the skills, the incredible skills, that they needed to turn one of the most vicious governments the world has known into a democracy. And they did it in a total devotion to non-violence.
Scilla Elworthy
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Vicious Translations

vicious in Dutch is hatelijk, boosaardig, kwaadaardig
vicious in French is vicieux, perfide
vicious in Italian is vizioso
vicious in Latin is vitiosus
vicious in Spanish is vicioso, depravado
vicious in Swedish is lastbar, vanartig, ilsken
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