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The system is catastrophically failing to end the vicious circle of criminality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anonymous trolls have subjected victims to vicious and long-running campaigns of threats and harassment. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is a vicious circle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was a vicious and brutal attack. The Sun (2008)The rats would then be thrown into a pit with a vicious dog. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a nasty and vicious circle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The vicious circle is a basic pattern. Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Watch video of donkey launching vicious attack. The Sun (2010)More than half of the incidents involved vicious dogs. The Sun (2009)The only solution to this vicious circle is to jump. Peter F. Drucker MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)Sometimes being under scrutiny is no bad thing if it can shame people into being less cruel and vicious. The Sun (2010)Yet there is no denying that it was often an ugly, vicious campaign. The Sun (2016)The incumbent has been accused of running one of the most vicious gangs in Baghdad. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps as a result, the insults swapped between the two campaigns are vicious and personal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His comments can be cruel, vicious and personal. The Sun (2012)It was the most vicious, nasty experience. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was called in February and a vicious campaign began. Paula Byrne PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)Instead, there was a torrent of tales of nasty and vicious excess. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While in prison he launched a vicious bottle attack on three guards - none of whom has received compensation. The Sun (2014)FOUR men have been arrested after a vicious gang attack left one man dead and another fighting for life. The Sun (2012)MORE than 100 terrified teachers and staff say their school has been taken over by vicious gangs. The Sun (2012)

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British English: vicious /ˈvɪʃəs/ ADJECTIVE
A vicious person is violent and cruel.
...a cruel and vicious man.
  • American English: vicious
  • Arabic: أَثِيم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: violento
  • Chinese: 恶意的
  • Croatian: okrutan
  • Czech: krutý
  • Danish: ondskabsfuld
  • Dutch: wreed
  • European Spanish: fiero malo
  • Finnish: raju
  • French: vicieux
  • German: bösartig
  • Greek: διεστραμμένος
  • Italian: brutale
  • Japanese: ひどい
  • Korean: 나쁜
  • Norwegian: ondsinnet
  • Polish: bezwzględny
  • European Portuguese: violento
  • Romanian: brutal
  • Russian: порочный
  • Latin American Spanish: fiero cruel
  • Swedish: illvillig
  • Thai: ที่ร้ายแรง
  • Turkish: kötü
  • Ukrainian: жорстокий
  • Vietnamese: xấu xa

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