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1. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.

Synonyms

  • brutal
  • inhumane
  • roughshod
  • fell
  • cruel
  • savage

Antonyms

  • inhumaneness
  • painless
  • unshod
  • submissive

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Vicious

  • superstitious
  • expeditious
  • surreptitious
  • repetitious
  • injudicious
  • suspicious
  • propitious
  • nutritious
  • fictitious
  • factitious
  • capricious
  • seditious
  • pernicious
  • malicious
  • judicious
  • delicious
  • auspicious
  • ambitious

How to spell vicious? Is it vicios? Or vicous? Common misspellings are:

  • vicios
  • vicous

Example sentences of the word vicious


1. Adjective
It is not enough to tell a judge that your spouse cheated or displayed cruel or vicious conduct.

Quotes containing the word vicious


1. 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

2. He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.
- W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

3. I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true
- Lady Gaga

2. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] having the nature of vice.

Synonyms

  • evil

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • legal

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

3. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.

Synonyms

  • criminal
  • deplorable
  • condemnable
  • wrong

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • praise
  • tame

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)

4. vicious

adjective. ['ˈvɪʃəs'] marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful.

Synonyms

  • venomous
  • poisonous

Antonyms

  • civilized
  • mild
  • indirect

Etymology

  • vicious (Anglo-Norman)
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