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Definition of "vice" []

  • An evil, degrading, or immoral practice or habit. (noun)
  • A serious moral failing. (noun)
  • Wicked or evil conduct or habits; corruption. (noun)
  • Sexual immorality, especially prostitution. (noun)
  • A slight personal failing; a foible: the vice of untidiness. (noun)
  • An immoral, wicked, or evil habit, action, or trait (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Habitual or frequent indulgence in pernicious, immoral, or degrading practices (noun)
  • A specific form of pernicious conduct, esp prostitution or sexual perversion (noun)
  • A failing or imperfection in character, conduct, etc (noun)
  • Any physical defect or imperfection (noun)
  • A bad trick or disposition, as of horses, dogs, etc (noun)

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Use "vice" in a sentence
  • "Love makes men overlook this vice (for it is a _vice_), for _a while_; but, this does not last for life."
  • "When you moved from the title vice president to executive vice president, did your responsibilities change?"
  • "While at ABC from 1957 to 1964 when he held the title vice president and general manager of sports programs, his involvement in the development of"