(of an animal) fierce or hostileHe suffered a vicious attack by a group of gang members.
This was a savage and needless attack.
He was the victim of a very brutal attack.
violent, , ,
He could be violent from time to time.
He is accused of all manner of foul deeds.
They should spend a long time in jail to reflect on their cruel acts.
the persecution of prisoners by cruel officers
By its nature a lion is ferocious.
A monstrous crime has been committed.
a vile and despicable crime
The treatment of the prisoners was atrocious.
sins committed in a spirit of diabolical enjoyment
They are capable of the most heinous acts.
It was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
a fiendish act of wickedness
a vicious criminal incapable of remorse
It has been condemned as the most depraved film of its kind.
the flamboyant and morally corrupt court of Charles the Second
She flew at me, shouting how evil and wicked I was.
He was infamous for his anti-feminist attitudes.
morally degraded individuals
Murphy was an evil, worthless man.
the degenerate attitudes he found among some of his fellow officers
It is immoral to persist with a system that impoverishes so many people.
He reminded us that such behaviour was sinful in the eyes of God.
a dysfunctional and morally debased organization
setting his usual profligate and rakish example to society
the unprincipled behaviour of the prosecutor's office
intended to cause hurt or distressa vicious attack on a woman's character
She described the charges as malicious.
a vindictive woman desperate for revenge
spiteful, , ,
He could be spiteful.
He made a venomous personal attack on his opponent.
bitchy (informal), ,
Women are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
a series of rancorous disputes
He wanted an explanation for what he described as `slanderous' remarks.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
in the sense of atrocious
extremely cruel or wickedThe treatment of the prisoners was atrocious.
in the sense of barbarous
brutal or cruelIt was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
in the sense of bitchy
spiteful or maliciousWomen are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
Video: pronunciation of 'vicious'
vicious 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge