Definition of vice-ridden in English:


Syllabification: vice-rid·den
Pronunciation: /ˈvīsˌridn


  • 1(Of a place) having a high incidence of activity involving prostitution, pornography, or drugs: a vice-ridden hub for violent suburban youths
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    • Their open soliciting had earned London the reputation, admitted even by the government, of being one of the most viceridden cities in the world.
    • A thinly disguised autobiography, it tears into British society, examining class, religion, loveless families, and vice-ridden public schools.
    • The need to escape the overcrowded and vice-ridden "Tenderloin" district prompted many ambitious black families to seek accommodations in Harlem.
  • 1.1(Of a person) engaging in immoral or dissolute behavior: the present generation of college students is more studious and less vice-ridden

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