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vice1

vice1

 
 
pronunciation:
vaIs
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an immoral or evil act; wickedness.
The pirates were known for kidnapping, thieving, and other dreadful vices.
synonyms:
evil, immorality, iniquity, wickedness
antonyms:
virtue
similar words:
crime, felony, misdeed, misdemeanor, offense, sin, transgression, trespass, violation
definition 2: behavior considered immoral, esp. prostitution.
He lured the young woman into vice.The runaways turned to vice to support themselves.
synonyms:
depravity, evil, immorality, iniquity
antonyms:
virtue
similar words:
crime, degeneracy, foulness, meanness, sin
definition 3: a slight personal flaw or shortcoming; foible.
His vice is chronic tardiness.
synonyms:
failing, flaw, foible, shortcoming
antonyms:
virtue
similar words:
defect, deficiency, imperfection, infirmity, peccadillo, weakness
definition 4: a defect or flaw.
synonyms:
defect, flaw
similar words:
blemish, catch, deficiency, drawback, fault, frailty, hitch, imperfection, shortcoming, weakness
definition 5: a physical weakness.
synonyms:
frailty, weakness
similar words:
defect, deformity, infirmity, taint
derivation: viceless (adj.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word vise (a gripping tool)? Vice and vise sound alike but have different meanings.