viciously


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vi·cious

 (vĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Mean-spirited or deliberately hurtful; malicious: vicious gossip.
2.
a. Extremely violent or injurious; cruel: a vicious blow to the stomach; vicious tactics in suppressing a rebellion.
b. Marked by an aggressive disposition. Used chiefly of animals.
c. Disposed to violent or destructive behavior: a vicious dictator.
3. Severe, powerful, or intense; fierce: a vicious storm.
4.
a. Having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved: "All men who succeed ... in finance in New York at last ... return to their native towns, assert that cities are vicious, marry their childhood sweethearts" (Sinclair Lewis).
b. Given to vice, immorality, or depravity: "The sum and substance of it was, That Oliver was a foundling, born of low and vicious parents" (Charles Dickens).
5. Faulty or defective: a forced, vicious style of prose.

[Middle English, from Old French vicieus, from Latin vitiōsus, from vitium, vice.]

vi′cious·ly adv.
vi′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.viciously - in a vicious mannerviciously - in a vicious manner; "he was viciously attacked"
Translations
بصورَةٍ شِرّيرَه او قاسِيَه
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grimmilega
útočne
kötü maksatlaşiddetle

viciously

[ˈvɪʃəslɪ] ADV
1. (= brutally) [attack, beat, stab] → brutalmente, con saña
2. (= maliciously) [say, speak] → con malicia

viciously

[ˈvɪʃəsli] adv
[attack, beat] → brutalement
[say] → d'un ton acerbe

viciously

adv
(= violently)bösartig; hit, kickbrutal; murderauf grauenhafte Art; the dog viciously attacked himder Hund fiel wütend über ihn her
(= nastily)gemein, boshaft; remarkgemein, gehässig; lookböse; thinkboshaft

viciously

[ˈvɪʃəslɪ] adv (fight) → ferocemente; (hit) → con cattiveria; (speak) → malignamente; (glare) → con odio, velenosamente

vicious

(ˈviʃəs) adjective
evil; cruel; likely to attack or cause harm. Keep back from that dog – it's vicious.
ˈviciously adverb
ˈviciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
While Amy dressed, she issued her orders, and Jo obeyed them, not without entering her protest, however, for she sighed as she rustled into her new organdie, frowned darkly at herself as she tied her bonnet strings in an irreproachable bow, wrestled viciously with pins as she put on her collar, wrinkled up her features generally as she shook out the handkerchief, whose embroidery was as irritating to her nose as the present mission was to her feelings, and when she had squeezed her hands into tight gloves with three buttons and a tassel, as the last touch of elegance, she turned to Amy with an imbecile expression of countenance, saying meekly.
He appears to have no arms; nor does he seem to be viciously inclined.
They viciously snapped, not only at each other's disembowelments, but like flexible bows, bent round, and bit their own; till those entrails seemed swallowed over and over again by the same mouth, to be oppositely voided by the gaping wound.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
I say, Sambo, you go to spilin' the hands, I'll tell Mas'r o' you," said Quimbo, who was busy at the mill, from which he had viciously driven two or three tired women, who were waiting to grind their corn.
Rochester flung me behind him: the lunatic sprang and grappled his throat viciously, and laid her teeth to his cheek: they struggled.
The count, behind him, viciously gnawed his mustache, shrugged his shoulders and frowned.
Viciously he jerked her to her feet, dragged her to the entrance of the tent, and shoved her viciously within.
I felt ready to smile bitterly at its enchanting charm and glare viciously at its furies.
Just put your head in at English cottage doors; get a glimpse of Famine crouched torpid on black hearthstones; of Disease lying bare on beds without coverlets, of Infamy wantoning viciously with Ignorance, though indeed Luxury is her favourite paramour, and princely halls are dearer to her than thatched hovels "
she inquired viciously as she balanced the money in her hands.
I am determined enough against the viciously disposed, but not so against men of upright character.