vicious


vicious
01. Be careful of their dog; it can be quite [vicious] towards strangers.
02. A young child was [viciously] attacked by a dog while playing in the park yesterday.
03. He was injured by a [vicious] kick from an opposing player.
04. The young man was [viciously] attacked by a group of teenagers as he was leaving the pub.
05. He was [viciously] beaten by his father when he was a child, and never really got over the experience.
06. The young boy was killed by a [vicious] kick to the head.
07. A local youth is in jail after [viciously] attacking a neighbor with a baseball bat.
08. The government has passed tough new laws to deal with [vicious] pets and their owners in response to an attack on a young child by two dogs.
09. The newspaper has been widely criticized for its [vicious] attack on the governor's reputation.
10. The judge noted the [viciousness] of the attack, and gave the defendant the maximum sentence.
11. Don't get him mad at you; he has a [vicious] temper.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that [vicious] as a tigress can be, she never eats her own cubs.
13. The dog is quite small, but can be very [vicious] when frightened, so be careful.
14. She is a nasty, [vicious] old woman who seems to delight in hurting other people.
15. Thomas Paine suggested that human nature is not of itself [vicious].

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  • Vicious — Vi cious, a. [OF. vicious, F. vicieux, fr. L. vitiosus, fr. vitium vice. See {Vice} a fault.] 1. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect. [1913 Webster] Though I perchance am vicious in my guess. Shak. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicious — vicious, villainous, iniquitous, nefarious, flagitious, infamous, corrupt, degenerate are comparable when they mean highly reprehensible or offensive in character, nature, or conduct. Vicious may imply an addiction to or connection with vice or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vicious — [vish′əs] adj. [ME < OFr vicieus < L vitiosus, full of faults, corrupt, vicious < vitium,VICE1] 1. a) given to or characterized by vice; evil, corrupt, or depraved b) tending to deprave or corrupt; pernicious [vicious interests] c)… …   English World dictionary

  • vicious — (adj.) early 14c. (implied in viciously), of the nature of vice, wicked, from Anglo Fr. vicious, O.Fr. vicieus, from L. vitiosus faulty, defective, corrupt, from vitium fault (see VICE (Cf. vice) (n.1)). Meaning inclined to be savage or dangerous …   Etymology dictionary

  • vicious — I adjective abandoned, acrimonious, atrocious, barbarous, beastly, blameworthy, brutal, censurable, contrary, corrupt, criminal, cruel, dangerous, debased, degenerate, demoralized, depraved, devilish, diabolical, disgraceful, evil, evil minded,… …   Law dictionary

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  • vicious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) cruel or violent. 2) (of an animal) wild and dangerous. 3) literary immoral. DERIVATIVES viciously adverb viciousness noun. ORIGIN Latin vitiosus, from vitium vice …   English terms dictionary

  • Vicious — Sid Vicious (eigentlich John Simon Ritchie; * 10. Mai 1957 in London, England; † 2. Februar 1979 in New York, USA) war ein britischer Punkrock Musiker und der Bassist der Band Sex Pistols. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 1.1 Musikalisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vicious — viciously, adv. viciousness, n. /vish euhs/, adj. 1. addicted to or characterized by vice; grossly immoral; depraved; profligate: a vicious life. 2. given or readily disposed to evil: a vicious criminal. 3. reprehensible; blameworthy; wrong: a… …   Universalium

  • vicious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French vicios, from Latin vitiosus full of faults, corrupt, from vitium vice Date: 14th century 1. having the nature or quality of vice or immorality ; depraved 2. defective, faulty; also invalid 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary