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Definition 1: deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong - [adjective denoting all]

(immoral is similar to ...) unrestrained by convention or morality

"Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society" "deplorably dissipated and degraded" "riotous living" "fast women"

(immoral is similar to ...) marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

"a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility" "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"

(immoral is similar to ...) giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

"scandalous behavior" "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt" "the most shocking book of its time"

(immoral is similar to ...) morally contaminated

"denounce the scrofulous wealth of the times"

(means also ...) not chaste

"unchaste conduct"

(means also ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

(means also ...) not righteous

"an unrighteous man" "an unrighteous law"

(means also ...) morally bad in principle or practice

(... are attributes of immoral) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

Definition 2: not adhering to ethical or moral principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • base and unpatriotic motives
  • a base, degrading way of life
  • cheating is dishonorable
  • they considered colonialism immoral
  • unethical practices in handling public funds

Synonyms for immoral in the sense of this definition

(immoral is similar to ...) contrary to conscience or morality or law

"it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor" "cheating is wrong" "it is wrong to lie"

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