Definitions for viceˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an immoral or evil habit or practice.
immoral conduct; depraved behavior.
sexual immorality, esp. prostitution.
a personal shortcoming; foible.
a fault, defect, or flaw.
a physical defect or infirmity.
a bad habit, as in a horse.
* Syn: See fault.
Origin of vice:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF < L vitium a fault, defect, vice
vicevaɪs(n.; v.t.)viced, vic•ing.
Ref: vise 1
vi•ceˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs(prep.)
instead of; in the place of.
Origin of vice:
1760–70; < L: abl. of vicis (gen.; not attested in nom.) interchange, alternation
a combining form meaning “deputy,” used esp. in the titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word:
viceroy; vice-chancellor; vice-chairman.
Origin of vice-:
ME 蠐 L vicevice3
a specific form of evildoing
"vice offends the moral standards of the community"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
vice(noun)ˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs
an unhealthy or unpleasant habit
Chocolate and wine are two of my vices.
viceˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs
behavior or crimes that are immoral
investigation of vice
a defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse
a moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance
the buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; -- called also Iniquity
a kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise
a tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements
a gripe or grasp
to hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice
in the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned
denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc
Translations for vice
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a serious moral fault
Continual lying is a vice.
- vícioPortuguese (BR)
- die UntugendGerman
- σοβαρό ελάττωμα, διαστροφήGreek
- עֲבֵירוֹת מוּסָרHebrew
- cacat moralIndonesian
- yda, nedorybėLithuanian
- last, moralsk lyteNorwegian
- wada, grzech, złoPolish
- neresť, nemravnosťSlovak
- ciddî ahlâk bozukluğuTurkish
- 嚴重違反道德，墮落Chinese (Trad.)
- порок; злоUkrainian
- sự trụy lạc, sự đồi bạiVietnamese
- 不道德行为，堕落Chinese (Simp.)
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