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vicious
American English: /ˈvɪʃəs/
British English: /ˈvɪʃəs/

Translation of vicious in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (savage, violent)
    (dog)
    fiero
    malo
    (thug/criminal)
    despiadado
    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] [humorous]
    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.
    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.
  • 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
  • 3 (depraved) [literary]
    (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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