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Definition of vicious:

  1. Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.
  2. Bitter; spiteful; malignant.
  3. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.
  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. Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.


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