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vice-ridden

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Definition of vice-ridden in English:

adjective

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 behaviour: the present generation of college students is more studious and less vice-ridden
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  • Like other vice-ridden players of his time, he was also very good at snooker.
  • The Catholics who settled later were held to be poor, illiterate, vice-ridden, and in thrall to their priests.
  • Late-night casinos are still considered by many as a hang-out for vice-ridden ne'er-do-wells.

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