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What is another word for viciously?

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Adverb
Ferociously or maliciously
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“The defence claimed her aunt was viciously beaten by a burglar who ransacked the house.”
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Cruelly or savagely, without mercy or remorse
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“The wretched inhabitants suffered all the horrors of war and famine from the vicious tyrant.”
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In a fierce or turbulent manner
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In an unscrupulous manner
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In an obscene manner
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With great strength, energy or force
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“I stood beneath the trees, taking refuge from the vicious heat under their lush green canopies.”
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Adverb for very immoral or evil in nature or character
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“The editor's footnote had further portrayed him as a vicious and immoral man who pursued his selfish gains by poisoning his countrymen.”
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Adverb for having a very gloomy or ill-tempered expression or demeanor
“Startled, he backed away from the creature's vicious countenance.”
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Adverb for high in tension or levels of conflict
“On one occasion, he was involved in a vicious argument with his neighbor and had urinated on the neighbor's fence.”
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Adverb for extremely or frighteningly bad or serious
“Second-place starter Fireball Roberts was involved in a vicious accident on lap #113.”
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Adverb for causing, or resulting in, injury or death
“Ladislaus left Rome, struck with a vicious disease, rumored to be due to poison administered by an apothecary's daughter of Perugia.”
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Adverb for uncouth, not socially or culturally refined
“Place the infant scion of royalty itself under the unrequited care of a poverty-stricken, vicious and degraded outcast, and that child of proud lineage will grow up a squalid, vicious and uncouth clown.”
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Adverb for extremely difficult or challenging to endure
“Even while servants were treated as inanimate and the poor lived in vicious conditions, animals and children became the focus of reform movements.”
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Adverb for requiring great effort or exertion
“Driving across the compound to the old part of the neighborhood proved a vicious task for a man who had incoherent flashbacks of his past that no one else knew about.”
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Adverb for characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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Adverb for damaging to someone's reputation, especially if untrue
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