Vicious

имя прилагательное 1) порочный Например: Plato attempts to identify vicious pleasures with some form of error. — Платон пытается отождествить порочные удовольствия с определённой формой заблуждения. Синоним(ы): depraved, immoral, bad 2) злой Например: most vicious enemy — злейший враг 3) а) плохой, дурной Например: His mode of writing was vicious. — Его литературный стиль был плохим. Young people often acquire the vicious habit of reading with the book held close to the eyes. — Молодые люди часто приобретают дурную привычку читать книги, близко поднося их к глазам. б) дефектный; ошибочный, неправильный Например: vicious argument — несостоятельный аргумент It was vicious of him to make such an accusation. — Он совершил ошибку, выдвинув такое обвинение. - vicious union Синоним(ы): depraved 4) норовистый 5) ужасный Например: vicious headache — ужасная головная боль

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Vicious

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French vicios, from Latin vitiosus full of faults, corrupt, from vitium vice 1. having the nature or quality of vice or immorality ; depraved 2. defective, faulty; also invalid 3. impure, noxious 4. a. dangerously aggressive ; savage
Example: a vicious dog b. marked by violence or ferocity ; fierce
Example: a vicious fight 5. malicious, spiteful
Example: vicious gossip 6. worsened by internal causes that reciprocally augment each other
Example: a vicious wage-price spiralviciously adverbviciousness noun Synonyms: vicious, villainous, iniquitous, nefarious, corrupt, degenerate mean highly reprehensible or offensive in character, nature, or conduct. vicious may directly oppose virtuous in implying moral depravity, or may connote malignancy, cruelty, or destructive violence
Example: a vicious gangster. villainous applies to any evil, depraved, or vile conduct or characteristic
Example: a villainous assault. iniquitous implies absence of all signs of justice or fairness
Example: an iniquitous system of taxation. nefarious suggests flagrant breaching of time-honored laws and traditions of conduct
Example: the nefarious rackets of organized crime. corrupt stresses a loss of moral integrity or probity causing betrayal of principle or sworn obligations
Example: city hall was rife with corrupt politicians. degenerate suggests having sunk to an especially vicious or enervated condition
Example: a degenerate regime propped up by foreign powers.

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