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Difference between Vicious, Viscose and Viscous

Vicious refers to being savage or cruel.

  • The mean dog displayed vicious behavior toward the jogger.

Viscose refers to a thick organic liquid used for making rayon and cellophane.

  • The dress uses a 100-percent viscose fabric for a light, cool feel.

Viscous refers to a thick or gummy liquid that is hard to pour.

  • Typical viscous liquids are molasses, honey, oil, and syrup.