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See definition of vicious on Dictionary.com
  • adj.corrupt, wrong
  • adj.nasty, hateful

synonyms for vicious

  • atrocious
  • barbarous
  • cruel
  • dangerous
  • depraved
  • diabolical
  • ferocious
  • heinous
  • infamous
  • monstrous
  • nefarious
  • perverse
  • savage
  • vile
  • violent
  • wicked
  • abandoned
  • abhorrent
  • bad
  • base
  • contaminated
  • debased
  • degenerate
  • degraded
  • demoralized
  • faulty
  • fiendish
  • flagitious
  • foul
  • immoral
  • impious
  • impure
  • indecent
  • iniquitous
  • insubordinate
  • lewd
  • libidinous
  • licentious
  • miscreant
  • profligate
  • putrid
  • reprehensible
  • reprobate
  • rotten
  • sinful
  • unprincipled
  • untamed
  • villainous
  • wild
  • worthless
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antonyms for vicious

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  • calm
  • civilized
  • gentle
  • glorious
  • good
  • honorable
  • innocent
  • kind
  • mild
  • moral
  • nice
  • pure
  • respectable
  • tame
  • virtuous
  • friendly
  • pleasant
  • right
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How to use vicious in a sentence

This can lead borrowers to take out another high-interest loan to pay off the last one, leading them into a vicious cycle that only profits the person who owns their debt.
APPLE IS TOUGHER ON PREDATORY LENDERS THAN THE US GOVERNMENTTIM FERNHOLZOCTOBER 6, 2020QUARTZ
They also viewed the vicious conversations in private groups as more deserving of protection than other types of content.
AS QANON GREW, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER MISSED YEARS OF WARNING SIGNS ABOUT THE CONSPIRACY THEORY’S VIOLENT NATURECRAIG TIMBERG, ELIZABETH DWOSKINOCTOBER 1, 2020WASHINGTON POST
These patterns are all part of a vicious cycle that has been feeding on itself for decades.
WHY THERE ARE SO FEW MODERATE REPUBLICANS LEFTLEE DRUTMAN (DRUTMAN@NEWAMERICA.ORG)AUGUST 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Worse yet, perhaps, are the cases of vicious genetic self-promotion at the expense of others—not content with enhancing the numerator, but actively diminishing the denominator.
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Our Jesse Marx reported Friday that the man who spread vicious robocalls about it now says he was working for the family of another GOP candidate.
POLITICS REPORT: WHAT COMES NEXT FOR SPORTS ARENASCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJULY 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
There was a vicious aching in his nerves, his muscles were flaccid and unstrung; a numbness was in his brain as well.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
There was a sudden forward movement on the part of the men; but if Garnache was vicious, he was calm.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
And I answer that when a man does wrong he does it because he knows no better, or because he is naturally vicious.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
With a vicious snarl, the dog lifted his great body into the air and plunged toward the Comet.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
He began to be afraid lest he might be overwhelmed in this slough of a petty, useless, and vicious existence.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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WORDS RELATED TO VICIOUS

  • base
  • corrupt
  • criminal
  • delinquent
  • evil
  • iniquitous
  • mean
  • reprobate
  • sinful
  • vicious
  • vile
  • villainous
  • wicked
  • wrong
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.