vicious translation | English-French dictionary




[person, attack, assault, murder, crime]  
brutal (e)     
→ He suffered a vicious attack.        
→ He was a cruel and vicious man ...        
[blow]   vicieux (-euse)     
violent (e)  
vicieux (-euse)  
[remark, letter]  
→ I got the most vicious letters from all over the country.        
[lie]   cruel (le)     
odieux (-euse)     
→ He conducted a vicious campaign to oust her from her job        
→ its vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing        

vicious circle  
      n   cercle    m   vicieux  
→ The more pesticides are used, the more resistant the insects become so the more pesticides have to be used. It's a vicious circle.        
→ ... the vicious circle of poverty.        
→ Without experience you can't get a job, yet without a job you can't gain experience; it's a vicious circle.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
vicious adj.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
cal vicieux
cercle vicieux
'vicious' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
vicious cycle
"vicious": examples and translations in context
Its vicious grasp knows no geographical boundaries.” Son étreinte vicieuse ne connaît pas de frontières. »
"vicious customs and practices of their parents and countrymen. «coutumes et pratiques vicieuses de leurs parents et compatriotes.
This vicious circle must be broken somehow,” Urani explained. Il faut briser ce cercle vicieux d'une manière ou d'une autre. »
And this vicious cycle goes on, goes on. Et ce cercle vicieux continuera, continuera.
2014 budget: break the vicious circle of unpaid bills Budget 2014: briser le cercle vicieux des factures impayées
Cats can often become extremely vicious. Les chats peuvent devenir souvent extrêmement méchants.
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