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Definition 1: a specific form of evildoing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where vice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vice offends the moral standards of the community

(vice is a kind of ...) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of vice ) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

"his gambling cost him a fortune" "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

(... is a kind of vice ) consumption of alcoholic drinks

Definition 2: moral weakness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for vice in the sense of this definition

(vice is a kind of ...) the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

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