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Wise vs. Vice

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Wiseadjective

Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.

‘Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.’; ‘They were considered the wise old men of the administration.’; ‘"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish" - Aeschylus’;

Vicenoun

A bad habit.

‘Gluttony is a vice, not a virtue.’;

Wiseadjective

Disrespectful.

‘Don't get wise with me!’;

Vicenoun

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

Wiseadjective

(colloquial) Aware, informed.

‘Be careful, the boss is wise.’;

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.

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Wiseverb

To become wise.

Vicenoun

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

Wiseverb

Usually with "up", to inform or learn.

‘Mo wised him up about his situation.’; ‘''After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.’;

Vicenoun

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

Wiseverb

(dialectal) to instruct

Vicenoun

(obsolete) A grip or grasp.

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Wiseverb

(dialectal) to advise; induce

Vicenoun

(architecture) A winding or spiral staircase.

Wiseverb

(dialectal) to show the way, guide

Viceverb

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

Wiseverb

(dialectal) to direct the course of, pilot

Viceadjective

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

‘vice president’; ‘vice admiral’;

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Wiseverb

(dialectal) to cause to turn

Vicepreposition

instead of, in place of

‘A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.’;

Wisenoun

(archaic) Way, manner, method.

Vicenoun

A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse.

‘Withouten vice of syllable or letter.’; ‘Mark the vice of the procedure.’;

Wiseadjective

Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.

‘They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.’;

Vicenoun

A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance.

‘I do confess the vices of my blood.’; ‘Ungoverned appetite . . . a brutish vice.’; ‘When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,The post of honor is a private station.’;

Wiseadjective

Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.

‘When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks.’; ‘From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation.’;

Vicenoun

The buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; - called also Iniquity.

‘How like you the Vice in the play? . . . I would not give a rush for a Vice that has not a wooden dagger to snap at everybody.’;

Wiseadjective

Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.

‘Fal. There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with me; but she's gone.Sim. Pray you, sir, was't not the wise woman of Brentford?’;

Vicenoun

A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise.

Wiseadjective

Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.

‘Nor, on the other side,Will I be penuriously wiseAs to make money, that's my slave, my idol.’; ‘Lords do not care for me:I am too wise to die yet.’;

Vicenoun

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

Wiseadjective

Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.

‘A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one;He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth.’; ‘You are too wise in years, too full of counsel,For my green experience.’;

Vicenoun

A gripe or grasp.

Wiseadjective

Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

‘To love her in my beste wyse.’; ‘This song she sings in most commanding wise.’; ‘Let not these blessings then, sent from above,Abused be, or spilt in profane wise.’;

Viceverb

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

‘The coachman's hand was viced between his upper and lower thigh.’;

Wisenoun

a way of doing or being;

‘in no wise’; ‘in this wise’;

Vicepreposition

In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.

Wisenoun

United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)

Viceadjective

Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc.

Wisenoun

United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

Vicenoun

moral weakness

Wiseadjective

having or prompted by wisdom or discernment;

‘a wise leader’; ‘a wise and perceptive comment’;

Vicenoun

a specific form of evildoing;

‘vice offends the moral standards of the community’;

Wiseadjective

marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;

‘judicious use of one's money’; ‘a sensible manager’; ‘a wise decision’;

Vice

A vice is a practice, behaviour, or habit generally considered immoral, sinful, criminal, rude, taboo, depraved, degrading, deviant or perverted in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a negative character trait, a defect, an infirmity, or a bad or unhealthy habit.

Wiseadjective

evidencing the possession of inside information

Wiseadjective

able to take a broad view of negotiations between states

Wiseadjective

carefully considered;

‘a considered opinion’;

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