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English definition of “vicious”

vicious

adjective  /ˈvɪʃ·əs/ us  
(of an act) intending to hurt badly, or (of a person or animal) likely to be violent: I don’t believe he is a vicious dog. The few who disagreed became the targets of vicious written attacks on the Internet.
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