noun see vicious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • viciousness — index bestiality, cruelty, delinquency (misconduct), guilt, malice, spite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • viciousness — vicious ► ADJECTIVE 1) cruel or violent. 2) (of an animal) wild and dangerous. 3) literary immoral. DERIVATIVES viciously adverb viciousness noun. ORIGIN Latin vitiosus, from vitium vice …   English terms dictionary

  • Viciousness — Vicious Vi cious, a. [OF. vicious, F. vicieux, fr. L. vitiosus, fr. vitium vice. See {Vice} a fault.] 1. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect. [1913 Webster] Though I perchance am vicious in my guess. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viciousness — See viciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • viciousness — noun a) The characteristic of being vicious. b) The desire to cause harm to others; extreme cruelty. Syn: viciosity, vitiosity …   Wiktionary

  • viciousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A desire to harm others or to see others suffer: despitefulness, ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, poisonousness, spite, spitefulness, venomousness. See ATTITUDE …   English dictionary for students

  • viciousness — vi·cious·ness || vɪʃəsnɪs n. quality of being vicious; cruelty, wickedness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viciousness — vi·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • viciousness — See: vicious …   English dictionary

  • viciousness — noun the trait of extreme cruelty • Syn: ↑ferociousness, ↑brutality, ↑savagery • Derivationally related forms: ↑vicious, ↑brutal (for: ↑brutality), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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