Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being -vicious.
  • noun Unruliness; trickiness; bad training, as of a shying or bolting horse.
  • noun Spitefulness; malignancy.

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  • noun The characteristic of being vicious.
  • noun The desire to cause harm to others; extreme cruelty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of extreme cruelty

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Examples

  • This petty viciousness is unseemly, unprofessional, and self-destructive.

    A friendly suggestion to former McCain campaign staffers. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • But there are men, strong in viciousness, among them.

    CHAPTER XLIII

  • I can understand disappointment, but this level of viciousness is one of the reasons Hillary lost.

    Obama making imprint on DNC organization

  • I can understand disappointment, but this level of viciousness is one of the reasons Hillary lost.

    Obama making imprint on DNC organization

  • On the contrary, like Darwin, it makes me wonder at the moral indifference of such an entity, who would create uncountable trillions of exquisitely beautiful organisms, only to destroy them in acts whose viciousness is beyond comprehension.

    A Telic View of the Universe

  • On the contrary, like Darwin, it makes me wonder at the moral indifference of such an entity, who would create uncountable trillions of exquisitely beautiful organisms, only to destroy them in acts whose viciousness is beyond comprehension.

    A Telic View of the Universe

  • Having read some of the anti - Semitic viciousness from the radical left and extreme right on this website – I am convinced that both sets of NUTCASES meet in the circle.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Sen. Levin and Fox Anchor in On-Air Scuffle Over Iraq Plan

  • On the contrary, like Darwin, it makes me wonder at the moral indifference of such an entity, who would create uncountable trillions of exquisitely beautiful organisms, only to destroy them in acts whose viciousness is beyond comprehension.

    A Telic View of the Universe

  • On the contrary, like Darwin, it makes me wonder at the moral indifference of such an entity, who would create uncountable trillions of exquisitely beautiful organisms, only to destroy them in acts whose viciousness is beyond comprehension.

    A Telic View of the Universe

  • I've always been fascinated with your character and despite the huge streak of plain viciousness and evil I've always thought there was so much more to you that met the eye.

    For Shmi

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