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Dictionary definition for: Vicious

1. (s) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime" "brutal beatings" "cruel tortures" "Stalin''s roughshod treatment of the kulaks" "a savage slap" "vicious kicks"

2. (s) having the nature of vice

3. (s) marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "a malevolent lie" "poisonous hate...in his eyes"- Ernest Hemingway; "venomous criticism" "vicious gossip"

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