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"vicious" in British English

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viciousadjective

uk   /ˈvɪʃ.əs/  us   /ˈvɪʃ.əs/
C2 Viscious people or actions show an intention or wish to hurt someone or something very badly: a vicious thug a vicious dog The police said that this was one of the most vicious attacks they'd ever seen. He gave her a vicious look.
C2 used to describe an object, condition, or remark that causes great physical or emotional pain: a large collection of vicious medieval torture instruments a vicious lie/accusation/rumour I have a vicious headache.

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viciously
adverb uk   /ˈvɪʃ.əs.li/  us   /ˈvɪʃ.əs.li/
viciousness
noun [U] uk   /ˈvɪʃ.əs.nəs/  us   /ˈvɪʃ.əs.nəs/
(Definition of vicious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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viciousadjective

 us   /ˈvɪʃ·əs/
(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.
(Definition of vicious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“vicious” in British English

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