Synonyms and Antonyms of vicious
- A vicious winter storm ripped through the region.
- She made a vicious effort to destroy the lives of the people who had wronged her.
red in tooth and claw
- Even among the other inmates, this convict's crime was considered vicious.
chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome
- a vicious dog that has already bitten several people
- He spread vicious rumors about his former partner after their bitter falling out.
Synonym Discussion of vicious
- a vicious gangster
- a villainous assault
- an iniquitous system of taxation
- the nefarious rackets of organized crime
- city hall was rife with corrupt politicians
- a degenerate regime propped up by foreign powers
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