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Definition 1: morally objectionable behavior - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for immorality in the sense of this definition

(immorality is a kind of ...) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of immorality ) wicked and cruel behavior

(... is a kind of immorality ) unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)

(... is a kind of immorality ) a disrespectful act

(... is a kind of immorality ) the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions

"sexual immorality is the major reason for last year's record number of abortions"

Definition 2: the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction

(immorality is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of immorality ) failure to adhere to moral principles

"forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"

(... is a kind of immorality ) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

"the luxury and corruption among the upper classes" "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration" "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity" "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

(... is a kind of immorality ) the capability of being corrupted

(... is a kind of immorality ) the quality of being lewd and lascivious

(... is a kind of immorality ) lack of moral standards in a society

(... is a kind of immorality ) contrary to conscience or morality

(... is a kind of immorality ) the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

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