Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 945 (Vice)

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#945. Vice. -- N. vice; evil-doing, evil courses; wrongdoing; wickedness, viciousness &c. adj.; iniquity, peccability[obs], demerit; sin, Adam|!; old Adam[obs], offending Adam[obs].

immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals; enphagy[obs], dophagy[obs], exophagy[obs]; want of principle, want of ballast; obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity[obs], depravity, pollution; hardness of heart; brutality &c. (malevolence) 907; corruption &c. (debasement) 659; knavery &c. (improbity) 940[obs]; profligacy; flagrancy, atrocity; cannibalism; lesbianism, Sadism.

infirmity; weakness &c. adj.; weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection; error; weak side; foible; failing, failure; crying sin, besetting sin; defect, deficiency; cloven foot.

lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den[obs]; gusto picaresco[It].

fault, crime; criminality &c. (guilt) 947.

sinner &c. 949.

[Resorts] brothel &c. 961; gambling house &c. 621; joint*, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house.

V. be vicious &c. adj.; sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress; misdemean oneself[obs], forget oneself, misconduct oneself; misdo[obs], misbehave; fall, lapse, slip, trip, offend, trespass; deviate from the line of duty, deviate from the path of virtue &c. 944; take a wrong course, go astray; hug a sin, hug a fault; sow one's wild oats.

render vicious &c. adj.; demoralize, brutalize; corrupt &c. (degrade) 659.

Adj. vicious[1]; sinful; sinning &c.v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; unduteous[obs], undutiful.

unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores[Lat], indecorous, unseemly, improper; dissolute, profligate, scampish; unworthy; worthless; desertless[obs]; disgraceful, recreant; reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable; discreditable, disreputable; Sadistic.

base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous|, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous; flagrant, flagitious; atrocious, incarnate, accursed.

Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike[obs], hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish.

miscreated[obs], misbegotten; demoralized, corrupt, depraved.

evil-minded, evil-disposed; ill-conditioned; malevolent &c. 907; heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless; abandoned, lost to virtue; unconscionable; sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity.

incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for; culpable, reprehensible &c. (guilty) 947.

unjustifiable; indefensible, inexcusable; inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible[obs].

weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect; indiscrete; demoralizing, degrading.

Adv. wrong; sinfully &c. adj.; without excuse.

Int. O tempora[obs]! O mores!

Phr. alitur vitium vivitque tegendo [Lat][obs][Vergil]; genus est mortis male vivere [Lat][Ovid]; mala mens malus animus [Lat][Terence]; nemo repente fuit turpissimus[Lat]; "the trail of the serpent is over them all" [Moore]; "to sanction vice and hunt decorum down" [Bryon]. [Note 1 - Most of these adjectives are applicable both to the act and to the agent.].