Synonyms and Antonyms of lawless
1 not restrained by or under the control of legal authority the lawless rioters were destroying everything in sight Synonyms of lawless anarchic (also anarchical), disorderly, lawbreaking, unruly Words Related to lawless defiant, insubordinate, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, riotous; undisciplined; criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful; disobedient, froward, intractable, recalcitrant Near Antonyms of lawless lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate; amenable, compliant, docile, obedient, submissive, tractable Antonyms of lawless law-abiding, orderly
2 contrary to or forbidden by law the level of lawless activity in the territory had reached the point where the authorities felt compelled to act Synonyms of lawless criminal, felonious, illegitimate, illicit, illegal, unlawful, wrongfulWords Related to lawless bad, evil, immoral, shameful, sinful, unethical, wicked, wrong; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; banned, barred, contraband, criminalized, disallowed, discouraged, forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; adulterine, bootleg, unauthorized, unlicensed, unsanctioned; under-the-counter, under-the-table; corrupt, unprincipled, unscrupulous, villainousNear Antonyms of lawless ethical, good, just, principled, right, righteous, virtuous; allowed, permitted; authorized, licensed; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, suggested, supported; correct, decent, decorous, proper, seemlyAntonyms of lawless lawful, legal, legitimate
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