Vice vs. Virtue

Vice vs. Virtue — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Vice and Virtue

Vicenoun

A practice or habit considered to be evil, degrading, or immoral

the vices of smoking and drinking.

Virtuenoun

Moral excellence and righteousness; goodness.

Vicenoun

Wicked or depraved conduct or habits; corruption

"sharpers, desperadoes, pirates, and criminals steeped in vice" (Carl Holliday).

Virtuenoun

An example or kind of moral excellence

the virtue of patience.

Vicenoun

Prostitution, the sale of illegal drugs, and certain other forms of usually nonviolent criminal behavior.

Virtuenoun

(Archaic) Chastity, especially in a woman.

Vicenoun

A slight personal failing; a foible

the vice of untidiness.

Virtuenoun

A particularly efficacious, good, or beneficial quality; advantage

a plan with the virtue of being practical.

Vicenoun

A flaw or imperfection; a defect

"Lady Hester remarked on the vice in his looks" (Edna O'Brien).

Virtuenoun

Effective force or power

believed in the virtue of prayer.

Vicenoun

Vice A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.

Virtuenoun

virtues(Christianity) The fifth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.

Vicenoun

A jester or buffoon.

Virtuenoun

(Obsolete) Manly courage; valor.

Vicenoun

Variant of vise.

Virtuenoun

(uncountable) Accordance with moral principles; conformity of behaviour or thought with the strictures of morality; good moral conduct.

Vicepreposition

In place of; replacing

Ms. Fine acted as treasurer, vice Mr. Smith.

Virtuenoun

A particular manifestation of moral excellence in a person; an admirable quality.

Vicenoun

A bad habit.

Gluttony is a vice, not a virtue.

Virtuenoun

Specifically, each of several qualities held to be particularly important, including the four cardinal virtues, the three theological virtues, or the seven virtues opposed to the seven deadly sins.

Vicenoun

(legal) Any of various crimes related (depending on jurisdiction) to prostitution, pornography, gambling, alcohol, or drugs.

Virtuenoun

An inherently advantageous or excellent quality of something or someone; a favourable point, an advantage.

Vicenoun

A defect in the temper or behaviour of a horse, such as to make the animal dangerous, to injure its health, or to diminish its usefulness.

Virtuenoun

A creature embodying divine power, specifically one of the orders of heavenly beings, traditionally ranked above angels and below archangels.

Vicenoun

A mechanical screw apparatus used for clamping or holding (also spelled vise).

Virtuenoun

(uncountable) Specifically, moral conduct in sexual behaviour, especially of women; chastity.

Vicenoun

A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.

Virtuenoun

(obsolete) The inherent power of a god, or other supernatural being.

Vicenoun

(obsolete) A grip or grasp.

Virtuenoun

The inherent power or efficacy of something now only in phrases.

Vicenoun

(architecture) A winding or spiral staircase.

Virtuenoun

the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

Viceverb

To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.

Virtuenoun

any admirable quality or attribute;

work of great merit

Viceadjective

in place of; subordinate to; designating a person below another in rank

vice presidentvice admiral

Virtuenoun

morality with respect to sexual relations

Vicepreposition

instead of, in place of

A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.

Virtuenoun

a particular moral excellence

Vicenoun

moral weakness

Vicenoun

a specific form of evildoing;

vice offends the moral standards of the community