Definition of vice
- suffered from the vice of curiosity
Such men are prone to vice.
He thought gambling was a vice.
Eating too much is my vice.
The city is a den of filth and vice.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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