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vicious

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪʃəs/

Translation of vicious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (savage, violent) [dog] fiero, malo; [thug/criminal] despiadado, sanguinario; [crime] atroz, sanguinario; [attack/blow] feroz, salvaje he has a vicious temper tiene muy mal genio there's a vicious streak in him tiene una veta violenta their home-made vodka is pretty vicious stuff hacen un vodka que es un veneno [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico]
    Example sentences
    • It seems I am now safely in my home, far from the menacing arms of the vicious beast which drove me from the wild!
    • Bloodstained snow, heavy cloaks, blackened eyes, Indian rites, puritanical fire and brimstone and the ominous howl of vicious wolf beasts.
    • I would like to warn cat owners about a vicious dog in the Long Ditton area.
    1.2 (malicious) [gossip/rumor] malicioso she was very vicious about John se ensañó con John a vicious smear campaign una despiadada campaña de difamación he has a vicious tongue tiene una lengua viperina
    Example sentences
    • This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.
    • It was a brutal, vicious and pitiless attack in which you showed your victim no mercy.
    • The tabloids violated my family's privacy in a manner that I felt was vicious and indecent.
    1.3 (depraved) [literary/literario] [habit] depravado
    Example sentences
    • What had made me smile was his vicious and vile bigotry.
    • As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
    • Satan, who represents Evil, the utterly vicious, is yet not a monster because he also fits absolutely into a certain moral universe, a certain symbolic order.

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