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Word: vicious

vicious
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  • adj (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    Examples
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adj having the nature of vice
    Synonyms

    evil

  • adj bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    Examples
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife
  • adj marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
    Synonyms

    poisonous, venomous

    Examples
    • poisonous hate
    • venomous criticism
    • vicious gossip
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010