Vicious definitions

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Ruined by defects, flaws, or errors; full of faults.

A vicious argument.

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Having bad or harmful habits; unruly.

A vicious horse.

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Malicious; spiteful; mean.

A vicious rumor.

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Mean-spirited or deliberately hurtful; malicious.

Vicious gossip.

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Very intense, forceful, sharp, etc.

A vicious blow.

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Severe, powerful, or intense; fierce.

A vicious storm.

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Faulty or defective.

A forced, vicious style of prose.

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The definition of vicious is someone or something that is especially cruel, harsh or violent, especially when the unkindness is done intentionally.

An example of vicious is a wild animal who savagely attacks you.

An example of vicious is when you cruelly attack someone's looks and character for no reason.

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Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
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Extremely violent or injurious; cruel.

A vicious blow to the stomach; vicious tactics in suppressing a rebellion.

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Marked by an aggressive disposition. Used chiefly of animals.
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Disposed to violent or destructive behavior.

A vicious dictator.

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Having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved.
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Given to vice, immorality, or depravity.
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Given to or characterized by vice; evil, corrupt, or depraved.
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Tending to deprave or corrupt; pernicious.

Vicious interests.

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Harmful, unwholesome, or noxious.

A vicious concoction.

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Origin of vicious

From Anglo-Norman vicious, Old French vicious (modern French vicieux), from Latin vitiōsus, from vitium (“fault, vice").