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- 1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious, inhumane (vs. humane)
- usage: (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"
- 2. evil, vicious, wicked (vs. virtuous)
- usage: having the nature of vice
- 3. condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious, wrong (vs. right)
- usage: 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"
- 4. poisonous, venomous, vicious, malicious (vs. unmalicious)
- usage: marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
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