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Vicious
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Vicious as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 June 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Vicious', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Vicious a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Vicious as an answer itself some 53 times.

Vicious is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 14 June 2021 with the answer being BRUTAL, we also found BRUTAL to be the most popular answer for this clue.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Having the nature of vice
  • Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
  • (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"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

ACID
Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

EVIL
Morally objectionable behavior

FELL
The act of felling something (as a tree)

MEAN
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

5 Letters

CRUEL
(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"

CYCLE
A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

NASTY
Characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

6 Letters

BRUTAL
Disagreeably direct and precise; "he spoke with brutal honesty"

FIERCE
Marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

SAVAGE
A cruelly rapacious person

7 Letters

VIOLENT
Characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

8 Letters

CRIMINAL
Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

SADISTIC
Deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another

SPITEFUL
Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"

VENOMOUS
Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

9 Letters

BARBAROUS
Primitive in customs and culture

MALICIOUS Chris Roberson
Having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

POISONOUS
Having the qualities or effects of a poison

ROUGHSHOD
Unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"

10 Letters

DEPLORABLE
Of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

11 Letters

CONDEMNABLE
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"

13 Letters

REPREHENSIBLE
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"

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