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adjective vicious pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪʃəs/
  1. 1
    extremely violent
    a vicious attack/assault
    a vicious act of violence
    a vicious thug/killer
    a vicious animal
    He had a cruel and vicious streak.
  2. 2
    extremely unkind or unpleasant
    It was only a vicious rumour.
    He had a vicious temper.
    Her tone was vicious.

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noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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