- vitious (obsolete)
- Violent, destructive and cruel.
- Savage and aggressive.
1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/9/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- He had always been remarkably immune from such little ailments, and had only once in his life been ill, of a vicious pneumonia long ago at school. He hadn't the faintest idea what to with a cold in the head, he just took quinine and continued to blow his nose.
- (archaic) Pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity.
pertaining to vice; characterised by immorality or depravity
Declension of vicious