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
neřestně
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 ?
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.
she hissed viciously, and tugged with all her might at the portfolio.
I'll have nothing more to do with that Pumpkinhead," declared the Saw-Horse, viciously.
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.
The steward put out his hand to pat him on the head, but withdrew it hastily as Michael, with bristle and growl, viciously bared his teeth.
They were disputing about the misappropriation of certain sums and the laying of certain pipes, and Sergey Ivanovitch was very cutting to two members, and said something at great length with an air of triumph; and another member, scribbling something on a bit of paper, began timidly at first, but afterwards answered him very viciously and delightfully.
Viciously he jerked her to her feet, dragged her to the entrance of the tent, and shoved her viciously within.
As he came I pumped two more bullets into him, and as he struggled to rise, clawing viciously at me, I put a bullet in his spine.
With a wild scream he was upon her, tearing a great piece from her side with his mighty teeth, and striking her viciously upon her head and shoulders with a broken tree limb until her skull was crushed to a jelly.
Like the man he was, he followed up his advantage with a comparison that made me dip viciously.
Why did you wickedly and viciously send the Rain of Stones to crack and break our houses?