moral depravity or corruption: WICKEDNESS. a moral fault or failing. a habitual and usually trivial defect or shortcoming: FOIBLE. BLEMISH, DEFECT. a physical imperfection, deformity, or taint. a character representing one of the vices in an English morality play. BUFFOON, JESTER. an abnormal behavior pattern in a domestic animal detrimental to its health or usefulness. sexual immorality. chiefly British spelling of VISE. in the place of. one that takes the place of.