/vuys/, n.1. an immoral or evil habit or practice.2. immoral conduct; depraved or degrading behavior: a life of vice.3. sexual immorality, esp. prostitution.4. a particular form of depravity.5. a fault, defect, or shortcoming: a minor vice in his literary style.6. a physical defect, flaw, or infirmity: a constitutional vice.7. a bad habit, as in a horse.8. (cap.) a character in the English morality plays, a personification of general vice or of a particular vice, serving as the buffoon.[1250-1300; ME < AF, OF < L vitium a fault, defect, vice]Ant. 1, 2. virtue.vice2/vuys/, n., v.t., viced, vicing.vise.vice3/vuy"see, -seuh, vuys/, prep.instead of; in the place of.
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