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vi·car·i·ous

 (vī-kâr′ē-əs, vĭ-)
adj.
1. Experienced or felt by empathy with or imaginary participation in the life of another person: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
3. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.

[From Latin vicārius; see vicar.]

vi·car′i·ous·ly adv.
vi·car′i·ous·ness n.

vicarious

(vɪˈkɛərɪəs; vaɪ-)
adj
1. obtained or undergone at second hand through sympathetic participation in another's experiences
2. suffered, undergone, or done as the substitute for another: vicarious punishment.
3. delegated: vicarious authority.
4. taking the place of another
5. (Pathology) pathol (of menstrual bleeding) occurring at an abnormal site. See endometriosis
[C17: from Latin vicārius substituted, from vicis interchange; see vice3, vicissitude]
viˈcariously adv
viˈcariousness n

vi•car•i•ous

(vaɪˈkɛər i əs, vɪ-)

adj.
1. performed, received, or suffered in place of another.
2. taking the place of another person or thing.
3. felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others: a vicarious thrill.
4. Physiol. noting or pertaining to a situation in which one organ performs part of the functions normally performed by another.
[1630–40; < Latin vicārius derivative of vic(is) alternation (see vice3)]
vi•car′i•ous•ly, adv.
vi•car′i•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vicarious - experienced at secondhandvicarious - experienced at secondhand; "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.vicarious - occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
3.vicarious - suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; "vicarious atonement"
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged

vicarious

adjective indirect, substitute, surrogate, by proxy, empathetic, at one remove people who use television as a vicarious form of social life
Translations
身代わりの

vicarious

[vɪˈkɛərɪəs] ADJ (= indirect) → indirecto; [substitute] → por referencias
to get vicarious pleasure out of sthdisfrutar indirectamente de algo
I got a vicarious thrillme emocioné mucho sin tener nada que ver con lo que pasaba

vicarious

[vɪˈkɛəriəs vaɪˈkɛəriəs] adj [pleasure, experience] → par procuration

vicarious

adj
pleasure, enjoymentindirekt, mittelbar, nachempfunden; experienceersatzweise; vicarious sexual thrillErsatzbefriedigung f; he can’t walk himself but he gets enormous vicarious pleasure from watching athleticser kann nicht gehen, aber das Zuschauen bei sportlichen Wettkämpfen vermittelt ihm einen großen Genuss; to get a vicarious thrill from or out of somethingsich an etw (dat)aufgeilen (sl); to get vicarious satisfaction (from something)(bei etw) eine Ersatzbefriedigung empfinden
authority, sufferingstellvertretend
(form) liability, responsibilityfür fremdes Verschulden

vicarious

[vɪˈkɛərɪəs] adj to get vicarious pleasure out of sthtrarre piacere indirettamente da qc

vi·car·i·ous

a. vicario-a, que asume el lugar de otro.
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But deep below our freckles and hay-coloured hair the unhandsomest of us dream of a prince or a princess, not vicarious, but coming to us alone.
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Had the poor boy suddenly gone mad, or was this vicarious farewell a part of the courtship of Devil's Ford?
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It is true, it was a vicarious experience, else he would not have lived to profit by it.
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When I would come back from these excursions, I was often plunged into a kind of wonder at my vicarious depravity.
She supposed that these were unpunctual guests, who would have to be content with vicarious civility, since Evie and Charles were gone, Henry tired, and the others in their rooms.
The terror of cloudless noon, the emerald of Polycrates, the awe of prosperity, the instinct which leads every generous soul to impose on itself tasks of a noble asceticism and vicarious virtue, are the tremblings of the balance of justice through the heart and mind of man.
Ratzinger's theology of vicarious representation is therefore a substantial, integral dimension of his thought, weaving together salvation history, Christology, and ecclesiology.
Our increasing tolerance of, and lust for, vicarious violence is frightening.
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