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See also: Vicious
- vitious (obsolete)
- Violent, destructive and cruel.
- Savage and aggressive.
1922, Michael Arlen, “2/9/1”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- He had always been remarkably immune from such little ailments, and had only once in his life been ill, of a vicious pneumonia long ago at school. He hadn't the faintest idea what to with a cold in the head, he just took quinine and continued to blow his nose.
- (archaic) Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
- We may so seize on vertue, that if we embrace it with an over-greedy and violent desire, it may become vicious.
pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity
vicious m (oblique and nominative feminine singular viciouse)
Declension of vicious