immoral

  • 1 immoral — immoral, ale, aux [ i(m)mɔral, o ] adj. • v. 1660; de 1. in et moral ♦ (Personnes) Qui viole les principes de la morale établie. Homme foncièrement immoral. ⇒ corrompu, débauché, dépravé; amoral. ♢ (Choses) Contraire à la morale, aux bonnes mœurs …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 immoral — immoral, unmoral, nonmoral, amoral are all briefly definable as not moral, yet they are not often interchangeable and are frequently confused, largely because the implications and connotations of the second element are not the same in each… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 immoral — I adjective amoral, arrant, bad, base, conscienceless, corrupt, criminal, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, dissipated, dissolute, evil, exploitative, false, flagitious, graceless, heinous, ignoble,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 immoral — immoral, amoral Both words are applied to people, to people s actions, and to standards of behaviour. Immoral means ‘morally wrong, wicked’, whereas amoral means ‘having no morals’, i.e. ‘outside the scope of morality’ and is strictly neutral in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Immoral — Im*mor al, a. [Pref. im not + moral: cf. F. immoral.] Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious; as, an immoral man; an immoral deed.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 immoral — immoral, ale (i mmo ral, ra l ) adj. Qui est sans principe de morale, sans moeurs. Caractère immoral. •   Entassez des monceaux d or sur des monceaux d or; et soyez heureux, si l homme immoral peut l être, RAYNAL Hist. phil. XIX, 6.    En parlant …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 immoral — (adj.) 1650s, from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not + MORAL (Cf. moral) (adj.). Related: Immorally …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 immoral — [adj] evil, degenerate abandoned, bad, corrupt, debauched, depraved, dishonest, dissipated, dissolute, fast*, graceless, impure, indecent, iniquitous, lewd, licentious, loose*, nefarious, obscene, of easy virtue*, pornographic, profligate, rakish …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 immoral — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not conforming to accepted standards of morality. DERIVATIVES immorality noun (pl. immoralities) immorally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 immoral — [i môr′əl] adj. [< IN 2 + MORAL] 1. not in conformity with accepted principles of right and wrong behavior 2. wicked 3. not in conformity with the accepted standards of proper sexual behavior; unchaste; lewd immorally adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 immoral —    associated with prostitution    Literally, contrary to virtue, but confined to sexual misbehaviour in various legal jargon phrases. Thus immoral earnings, which it is a crime for a pimp to live on, are what a prostitute gets paid:     It would …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 12 immoral — immorally, adv. /i mawr euhl, i mor /, adj. 1. violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics. 2. licentious or lascivious. [1650… …

    Universalium

  • 13 immoral — Contrary to good morals; inconsistent with the rules and principles of morality; inimical to public welfare according to the standards of a given community, as expressed in law or otherwise. Morally evil; impure; obscene; unprincipled; vicious;… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 immoral — Contrary to good morals; inconsistent with the rules and principles of morality; inimical to public welfare according to the standards of a given community, as expressed in law or otherwise. Morally evil; impure; obscene; unprincipled; vicious;… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 immoral — adj. immoral to + inf. (it s immoral to steal) * * * [ɪ mɒrəl] immoral to + inf. (it s immoral to steal) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 IMMORAL — ALE. adj. Qui est sans principes de morale, sans moeurs. Caractère immoral. C est l homme le plus immoral que je connaisse.   Il se dit aussi Des choses contraires à la morale. Ouvrage immoral …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 immoral — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ condemn sb/sth as, consider sb/sth, deem sth, denounce sb/sth as, find sth, regard sb/sth as, think sb/sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 immoral — im|mor|al [ıˈmɔrəl US ıˈmo: ] adj 1.) morally wrong →↑amoral ▪ Deliberately making people suffer is immoral. ▪ It s immoral to be rich while people are starving and homeless. 2.) not following accepted standards of sexual behaviour >immorally… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 immoral — im|mor|al [ ı mɔrəl ] adjective * morally wrong: an immoral and unprincipled decision He believes it s immoral to kill animals for food. ╾ im|mor|al|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 immoral — [[t]ɪmɒ̱r(ə)l, AM mɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or their behaviour as immoral, you believe that their behaviour is morally wrong. ...those who think that birth control and abortion are immoral. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary