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Synonyms for vice
ˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪsvice

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vice

    Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. "All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.

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    crime, criminality, delinquency, depravity, evil, fault, guilt, ill-doing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, sin, transgression, ungodliness, unrighteousness, viciousness, wickedness, wrong, wrong-doing

    blamelessness, excellence, godliness, goodness, holiness, innocence, integrity, morality, purity, rectitude, right, righteousness, sinlessness, uprightness, virtue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vice

    corruption, fault, defect, evil, crime, immorality, sin, badness

    purity, faultlessness, perfection, virtue, immaculateness, goodness, soundness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frailty, vicenoun

    moral weakness

    feebleness, infirmity, debility, valetudinarianism, frailty, frailness

  2. vicenoun

    a specific form of evildoing

    "vice offends the moral standards of the community"


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vicenoun

    defect, fault, blemish, imperfection

  2. vicenoun

    wickedness, sin, iniquity, irregularity, depravity, immorality, laxity, indecorum, impropriety

  3. vice

    [L.] instead of, in place of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vicenoun

    sin, iniquity, licentiousness, immorality, defect, fault, blemish, imperfection

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  1. Joel Goldstein:

    Foreign travel is one of the times where presidents are very visible. And they're also more exposed, so, there's likely to be some occasions when she'll be asked about Afghanistan, and vice presidents speak with a large microphone, so there'll be attention to what she says, in a way that there isn't with many other officials.

  2. Kelvin Washington:

    We are proud to unite safely as a band to represent Howard University, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and all HBCUs across the country, it's a very gracious opportunity for us, and we're very thankful for it.

  3. Mykhailo Podoliak:

    A fairly representative delegation from the United States, including Vice President( Kamala) Harris, and many European political actors are also expected to attend, it is quite natural that the Ukrainian authorities should not only be present at the key event of the diplomatic frontline, but also participate in the relevant discussions.

  4. Rodrigo Duterte:

    Remember that there is a division between church and state. You can criticize anything at all— from the garbage collector to generals and even to vice president and senator, but never, never use the name of God as a front to attack government because that is not the proper way to do it. There is a separation of state and church. Do not use God to attack me. That is not proper and I’m sure that is not what God wants.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I met with them and then they went off up on the Hill when I was vice president.

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