Associations to the word «Vicious»


VICIOUS, adjective. Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
VICIOUS, adjective. Evil, immoral or depraved.
VICIOUS, adjective. Violent, destructive and cruel.
VICIOUS, adjective. Savage and aggressive.
VICIOUS CIRCLE, noun. A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems, each making it more difficult to solve the original one.
VICIOUS CIRCLE, noun. (logic) A fallacy in which the premise is used to prove a conclusion which is then used to prove the premise.
VICIOUS CIRCLES, noun. Plural of vicious circle
VICIOUS CYCLE, noun. Alternative form of vicious circle
VICIOUS CYCLES, noun. Plural of vicious cycle

Dictionary definition

VICIOUS, adjective. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks".
VICIOUS, adjective. Having the nature of vice.
VICIOUS, adjective. Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife".
VICIOUS, adjective. Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche