vicious Definition
vicious adjective
1. ferocious and violent: carried out with intense violence and an apparent desire to inflict serious harm, or acting in an aggressive, cruel, and violent way
a vicious attack
Her husband’s a vicious brute.

2. dangerous and aggressive: aggressive and liable to attack or bite
a vicious dog

3. malicious: intended to cause somebody mental anguish or to defame somebody
4. severe: extremely severe or powerful and damaging in its effects
a vicious frost

5. going from bad to worse: involving a chain of cause and effect or action and reaction in which things get progressively worse
a vicious spiral

6. unsound: incorrect or showing faulty logic
7. wicked and immoral: displaying or given to immoral behavior (formal)


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