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Definitions and Synonyms of illicit | Another word for illicit | What is illicit?

Definition 1: contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where illicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an illicit association with his secretary

(illicit is similar to ...) characterized by adultery

"an adulterous relationship" "extramarital affairs" "the extracurricular activities of a philandering husband"

(illicit is similar to ...) not morally right or permissible

"unlawful love"

Definition 2: contrary to or forbidden by law - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where illicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an illegitimate seizure of power
  • illicit trade
  • an outlaw strike
  • unlawful measures

Synonyms for illicit in the sense of this definition

(illicit is similar to ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

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