• IPA: /ˈvɪʃəs/

vicious (comparative viciouser, superlative viciousest)

  1. Violent, destructive and cruel.
  2. Savage and aggressive.
  3. (archaic) Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.195:
      We may so seize on vertue, that if we embrace it with an over-greedy and violent desire, it may become vicious.
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