VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

3. Moral conditions

Vice.

[Antonyms: virtue.]

[Nouns] vice; evil-doing, evil courses; wrongdoing; wickedness, viciousness; iniquity, peccability, demerit; sin, Adam; old Adam, offending Adam.

immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals; enphagy, dophagy, exophagy; want of principle, want of ballast; obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution; hardness of heart; brutality (malevolence) [more]; corruption (debasement) [more]; knavery (improbity) [more]; profligacy; flagrancy, atrocity.

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

den of iniquity, Alsatian den, sink of iniquity, sink of corruption, lowest dregs of vice; gusto picaresco; sewer, gutter, hellhole; brothel [more]; gambling house [more]; joint, pit, opium den, crack house; Sodom, Gomorrah, Babylon, Sin City.

fault, crime; criminality (guilt) [more].

sinner [more].

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

render vicious; demoralize, brutalize; corrupt (degrade) [more].

[Adjectives] vicious; sinful; sinning; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; unduteous, undutiful.

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

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

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

miscreated, misbegotten; demoralized, corrupt, depraved.

evil-minded, evil-disposed; ill-conditioned; malevolent [more]; 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 (guilty) [more].

unjustifiable; indefensible, inexcusable; inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible.

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

[Adverbs] wrong; sinfully; without excuse.

[Interjections] O tempora! O mores!

[Phrases] alitur vitium vivitque tegendo [Vergil]; genus est mortis male vivere [Ovid]; mala mens malus animus [Terence]; nemo repente fuit turpissimus; "the trail of the serpent is over them all" [Moore]; "to sanction vice and hunt decorum down" [Bryon].

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