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- n. The characteristic of being vicious.
- n. The desire to cause harm to others; extreme cruelty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being -vicious.
- n. Unruliness; trickiness; bad training, as of a shying or bolting horse.
- n. Spitefulness; malignancy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of extreme cruelty
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But there are men, strong in viciousness, among them.
This petty viciousness is unseemly, unprofessional, and self-destructive.
I can understand disappointment, but this level of viciousness is one of the reasons Hillary lost.
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.
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.
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.
The ones with closed minds who only look for and absorb the viciousness are a lost cause and thus of no account.
The degree of oppression is the measure of what is improperly called the viciousness of the slaves.
"Are you suggesting that there may be a connection between sound health and what society, in its latest fit of peevish self-maceration, is pleased to call viciousness?"
Their viciousness is a learned response, resulting from the highly competitive and hostile world in which they live - a world we have allowed to develop.