immoral

adjective im·mor·al \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmȯr-əl , -ˈmär- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of immoral

: not moral; broadly : conflicting with generally or traditionally held moral principles

immorally

play \(ˌ)i(m)-ˈmȯr-ə-lē, -ˈmär-\ adverb

Examples of immoral in a Sentence

  1. Don't condemn her: there was nothing immoral about what she did.

  2. It was immoral of her to tell lies like that.

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First Known Use of immoral

1660

immoral Synonyms

Synonyms
black, dark, evil, bad, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong
Antonyms
decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous
Related Words
base, contemptible, despicable, dirty, disreputable, evil-minded, ignoble, ill, infernal, low, mean, snide, sordid; atrocious, cruel, infamous, nasty; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, objectionable, obscene, offensive, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, loose, low-minded, perverted, reprobate, scrofulous, sick, unhealthy; cursed (also curst), cussed, defiling, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, ugly, ungodly, unwholesome; banned, barred, condemned, discouraged, forbidden, illegal, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, unauthorized, unclean; disallowed; execrable, lousy, miserable, wretched; errant, erring, fallen, unprincipled, unscrupulous; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly, vulgar; dishonest, dishonorable
Near Antonyms
elevated, high, high-minded, law-abiding, legitimate, lofty, noble, principled, reputable, scrupulous; allowed, authorized, legal, licensed, permissible, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; clean, correct, decent, decorous, exemplary, proper, seemly; blameless, commendable, creditable, guiltless, legitimate; chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome; esteemed, respected, upstanding, worthy

IMMORAL Defined for English Language Learners

immoral

adjective

Definition of immoral for English Language Learners

  • : not morally good or right : morally evil or wrong


IMMORAL Defined for Kids

immoral

adjective im·mor·al \ i-ˈmȯr-əl \

Definition of immoral for Students

: not following principles of right and wrong : wicked, bad


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