Translation of vice in Spanish:

vice

Pronunciation: /vaɪs/

n

  • 1 u c 1.1 (wickedness) vicio (m) (before n) vice ring red (f) de prostitución the vice squad la brigada (f) anti-vicio
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    • Machiavelli sometimes associates these passions and desires which are inherent to human nature with vice and corruption and immoral, blameworthy, wicked, and dishonourable conduct.
    • Divorce, hitherto a rarity, suddenly took off like a rocket and, as this plague of immorality and vice swept right across the western world, movie makers jumped on the bandwagon.
    • Crime, vice and violence flourished, until Bow moved upmarket too and the fair was closed forever in the 1820s.
    1.2 (of animal) maña (f); (of horse) resabio (m)
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    • Heredity may also predispose a horse to certain vices.
    • Somebody turn this horse out or he'll develop stable vices!
    • Some stabled horses develop abnormal behaviors called stable vices from the stress of confinement.
  • 2 c (BrE) vise

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