Synonyms of viciousness
1 savageryDictionary • the intensity and viciousness of this attack
savagery • the sheer savagery of war
cruelty • Britain had laws against cruelty to animals but not children.
brutality • Her experience of men was of domination and brutality.
ferocity • surprised by the ferocity of the attack
sadism • He was the victim of another's sadism.
inhumanity • the inhumanity of war
barbarity • the barbarity of war
bestiality • He now became accustomed to the bestiality of his troops.
2 maliceDictionary • the razor-sharp viciousness of his remarks
malice • There was no malice on his part.
spite • Never had she met such spite and pettiness.
malevolence • His actions betrayed a rare streak of malevolence.
bitterness • I still feel bitterness and anger.
venom • There was no mistaking the venom in his voice.
rancour • 'That's too bad,' he said without rancour.
3 depravityDictionary • The book romanticizes the viciousness of organized crime.
depravity • the absolute depravity that can exist in times of war
evil • We are being attacked by the forces of evil.
wickedness • moral arguments about the wickedness of nuclear weapons
vice • offences connected with vice, gaming and drugs
corruption • It was a society sinking into corruption and vice.
criminality • The evils of unemployment have increased criminality in the inner cities.
immorality • a reflection of our society's immorality
profligacy • His early warnings about sexual profligacy and AIDS now read as eerily prescient.
badness • They only recognize badness when they perceive it in others.
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badnessA bad person has morally unacceptable attitudes and behaviour. (noun)
• They only recognize badness when they perceive it in others.
barbarityIf you refer to someone's behaviour as barbarity, you strongly disapprove of it because you think that it is extremely cruel.
• the barbarity of war
• He now became accustomed to the bestiality of his troops.
Thesaurus for viciousness from the Collins English Thesaurus