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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions
 
945. Vice.
 
  
NOUN:VICE; evildoing, evil courses; wrongdoing; wickedness, viciousness &c. adj.; hardness of heart; iniquity, peccability, demerit; sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam.
  immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals; want of -principle - ballast; knavery, (improbity) [See Improbity]; atrocity, brutality (malevolence) [See Malevolence]; obliquity, back-sliding, infamy.
  DEPRAVITY, demoralization, pravity, pollution; corruption (debasement) [See Deterioration]; profligacy; flagrancy, unnatural desires, unnatural habits, Sadism, Lesbianism, sodomy; lust [See Impurity].
  lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den; gusto picaresco [L.].
  CANNIBALISM, endocannibalism, endophagy; exocannibalism, exophagy; “long pig” [humorous].
  WEAKNESS &c. adj.; infirmity, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error; weak side; foible; failing, failure; crying sin, besetting sin; defect, deficiency; cloven foot.
  fault, crime; criminality (guilt) [See Guilt].
  REPROBATE; sinner [See Bad Man].
  [RESORTS] brothel [See Impurity]; gambling house [See Chance]; joint [slang], opium den.
  
VERB:BE VICIOUS &c. adj.; sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress; misdemean -, forget -, misconduct- oneself; misdo [rare], misbehave; fall, lapse, slip, trip, offend, trespass; deviate from the -line of duty, - path of virtue [See Virtue]; take a wrong course, go astray; hug a sin, hug a fault; sow one’s wild oats.
  RENDER VICIOUS &c. adj.; demoralize, brutalize; corrupt (degrade) [See Deterioration].
  
ADJECTIVE: 1 VICIOUS; sinful; sinning &c. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, dissolute, profligate, scampish; worthless, desertless [rare], disgraceful, recreant, disreputable; demoralizing, degrading.
  miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved; Sadistic, degenerate.
  evil-minded, evil-disposed; ill-conditioned; malevolent [See Malevolence]; heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue; unconscionable; sunk -, lost -, deep -, steeped- in iniquity.
  BASE, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous [obs.], felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous; flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed.
  DIABOLIC or diabolical, Mephistophelian, satanic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hellborn, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish.
  INCORRIGIBLE, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for; culpable, reprehensible (guilty) [See Guilt].
  UNJUSTIFIABLE, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible.
  IMPROPER, unseemly, indecorous, indiscreet, contra bonos mores [L.], unworthy, blameworthy, reprehensible, uncommendable, discreditable; naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful.
  WEAK, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect; spineless, invertebrate [both fig.]; dotty [slang].
  
ADVERB:wrong; sinfully &c. adj.; without excuse.
  
INTERJECTION:fie upon! it smells to heaven!
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Alitur vitium vivitque tegendo.—Vergil
  2. Genus est mortis male vivere.—Ovid
  3. Mala mens malus animus.—Terence
  4. Nemo repente fuit turpissimus.
  5. The trail of the serpent is over them all.—Moore
  6. To sanction vice and hunt decorum down.—Byron
  7. Wild oats make a bad autumn crop.—Cynic’s Calendar

Note 1. Most of these adjectives are applicable both to the act and to the agent. [ back ]

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