US: /ˈvɪʃəs/
UK: /vˈɪʃəs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vicious /'viʃəs/
  • tính từ
    • xấu xa, đồi bại
      • vicious practices: những lề thói xấu xa
      • a vicious life: cuộc sống đồi bại
    • xấu, ác
      • vicious rumor: lời đồn ác
    • giữ (ngựa)
    • sai, không hợp cách, hỏng, có thiếu sót
      • a vicious style: một lối viết văn sai sót
      • vicious pronunciation: cách phát âm sai
    • vicious circle
      • (xem) circle

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 violent and cruel
Synonym: BRUTAL
a vicious assault / attack / murder + a vicious criminal / gang + She has a vicious temper.
2 (of animals) fierce and dangerous: a vicious dog
3 (of an attack, criticism, etc.) full of hatred and anger: She wrote me a vicious letter after the incident. + The newspapers launched a vicious attack on him, forcing him to resign.
4 (informal) very bad or severe: a vicious headache + a vicious spiral of rising prices
viciously adverb
viciousness noun [U]: Police were shocked by the viciousness of the assault.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 immoral, unprincipled, amoral, barbarous, corrupt, evil, bad, base, depraved, vile, atrocious, execrable, degraded, degrading, degenerate, venal, iniquitous, heinous, odious, perverted, nefarious, wicked, flagitious, devilish, diabolic(al), fiendish, monstrous, profligate, shameful, shameless, abominable, sinful:
The vicious, bloody dictatorship on the island lasted only a dozen years.
2 malicious, spiteful, mean, nasty, hateful, malevolent, malignant, bitter, acrimonious, rancorous, venomous, vindictive, defamatory, slanderous, scandalous, Slang rotten, bitchy:
When they argued, they said terribly vicious things to one another.
3 savage, wild, untamed, ferocious, fearful, brutal, fierce, fiendish, bestial, feral, brutish, ravening, Literary fell:
The local children were terrified of his vicious Rottweiler.

Collocation dictionary


be, look, sound | become, get, turn
The computer wars are going to get vicious over the next few years.


particularly, truly, very
a particularly vicious and brutal crime
| increasingly | rather

Concise English dictionary

+(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
+having the nature of vice
+bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
+marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful