Antonyms of adj vicious

4 senses of vicious

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Sense 2
evil, vicious -- (having the nature of vice)

INDIRECT (VIA wicked) -> virtuous -- (morally excellent)

Sense 3
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA wrong) -> right -- (in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess")

Sense 4
poisonous, venomous, vicious -- (marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip")

INDIRECT (VIA malicious) -> unmalicious -- (not malicious or spiteful)

Similarity of adj vicious

4 senses of vicious

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

Sense 2
evil, vicious -- (having the nature of vice)
       => wicked (vs. virtuous) -- (morally bad in principle or practice)

Sense 3
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious -- (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")
       => wrong (vs. right) -- (contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie")

Sense 4
poisonous, venomous, vicious -- (marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip")
       => malicious (vs. unmalicious) -- (having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling)

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