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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

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

The behavior of the crowd at Churchill Downs is like 100,000 vicious Hyenas going berserk all at once in a space about the size of a 777 jet or the White House lawn.
Hunter S. Thompson

This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.
Charles Krauthammer
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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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