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Deliberately cruel or violent
“Our most vicious tendencies are based around and triggered by hormonal impulses.”
Having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it
“A vicious attack on an innocent woman's character.”
Extreme in degree, power, or effect
“… a vicious winter storm ripped through the region.”
Not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
“… a truly vicious person detested by almost everyone.”
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