Definition 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 gripe or grasp.
- A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise.
- 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.
- A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.
- 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.
- In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.
- The buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of itself; - called also Iniquity.
- To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.
infirmity, wrong, unrighteousness, misdeed, crime, valetudinarianism, transgression, iniquity, frailness, feebleness, flagitiousness, bestiality, viciousness, frailty, delinquency, guilt, offense, ill-doing, wrong-doing, villainy, clean, fault, debility, ungodliness.
- badness (part of speech: noun)
- agent (part of speech: adjective)
- subordinate (part of speech: verb)
vice (part of speech: noun)
- wicked (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency", Duc de Saint-Simon.
- "Phaedo The Last Hours Of Socrates", Plato.
- "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.