Vicious

Definition of Vicious

Vi´cious
a.1.Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.
Though I perchance am vicious in my guess.
- Shak.
The title of these lords was vicious in its origin.
- Burke.
A charge against Bentley of vicious reasoning.
- De Quincey.
2.Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.
Who . . . heard this heavy curse,
Servant of servants, on his vicious race.
- Milton.
3.Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.
4.Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.
5.Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.
6.Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

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