- 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, humorous/familiar, humorístico]More example sentences1.2 (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
More example sentences1.3 (depraved) [literary/literario] [habit] depravado
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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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