vicious translation | English-French dictionary

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[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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cal vicieux
cercle vicieux
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vicious cycle
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