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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vice mean? 

VICE (noun)
  The noun VICE has 2 senses:

1. moral weakness
2. a specific form of evildoing

  Familiarity information: VICE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VICE (noun)

Sense 1vice [BACK TO TOP]


Moral weakness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


vice; frailty

Hypernyms ("vice" is a kind of...):

evil; evilness (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice)

Sense 2vice [BACK TO TOP]


A specific form of evildoing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

vice offends the moral standards of the community

Hypernyms ("vice" is a kind of...):

evildoing; transgression (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vice"):

gambling; gaming; play (the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize))

intemperance; intemperateness (consumption of alcoholic drinks)

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