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definition of the word vicious

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From Anglo-Norman vicious, Old French vicious (modern French vicieux), from Latin vitiōsus, from vitium (fault, vice).

vicious (comparative more vicious, superlative most vicious)

Positive
vicious

Comparative
more vicious

Superlative
most vicious

  1. Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 195:
      We may so seize on vertue, that if we embrace it with an over-greedy and violent desire, it may become vitious.
  2. Evil, immoral or depraved.
  3. Violent, destructive and cruel.
  4. savage and aggressive
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