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See also: Vicious
- 1 English
- 2 Middle English
- 3 Old French
- 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.
pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity
vicious (inflected form viciouse)
- Iniquitous, sinful, wicked (often in a way that causes harm or vice to/in others)
- (rare) Lacking purity or cleanness; spoiled or defiled.
- (rare) Inaccurate, modified, or debased; of substandard quality.
- (rare) Injurious, dangerous; causing serious harm.
- “viciǒus (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-03-01.
vicious m (oblique and nominative feminine singular viciouse)
Declension of vicious