US: /ˈvaɪs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vice /vais/
  • danh từ
    • thói xấu, nết xấu, thói hư tật xấu
    • sự truỵ lạc, sự đồi bại
      • a city sunk in vices: một thành phố chìm đắm trong cảnh truỵ lạc
    • chứng, tật (ngựa)
    • thiếu sót, tật
      • a vice of style: chỗ thiếu sót trong cách hành văn
      • a vice of constitution: tật về thể chất
  • danh từ
    • (thông tục) (viết tắt) của vice-president, vice-chancellor...
    • danh từ
      • (kỹ thuật) mỏ cặp, êtô
        • as firm as a vice: chắc như đinh
    • ngoại động từ
      • (kỹ thuật) kẹp bằng êtô['vaisi]
      • giới từ
        • thay cho, thế cho

      Advanced English dictionary

      + noun
      1 [U] criminal activities that involve sex or drugs: plain-clothes detectives from the vice squad
      2 [U, C] evil or immoral behaviour; an evil or immoral quality in sb's character: The film ended most satisfactorily:
      vice punished and virtue rewarded. + Greed is a terrible vice. + (humorous) Cigarettes are my only vice.

      3 (BrE) (AmE vise) [C] a tool with two metal blocks that can be moved together by turning a screw. The vice is used to hold an object firmly while work is done on it: He held my arm in a vice-like (= very firm) grip.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 immorality, corruption, evil, badness, depravity, degradation, degeneracy, iniquity, villainy, venality, evil-doing, wickedness, profligacy, sin, sinfulness, transgression:
      She described the town as a den of indecency, exhibitionism, and vice.
      2 flaw, defect, fault, imperfection, blemish, shortcoming, failing, weakness, frailty, foible, infirmity, deficiency:
      Rejection without due consideration is a prejudicial vice of editors.

      Collocation dictionary



      VERB + VICE

      indulge (in)
      He used his inheritance to indulge his vices of drinking and gambling.

      Concise English dictionary

      +moral weakness
      +a specific form of evildoing