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Immoral

IMMOR'AL

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Adj.
[in and moral.] Inconsistent with moral rectitude; contrary to the moral or divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious. Every action is immoral which contravenes any divine precept,or which is contrary to the duties which men owe to each other.
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Wicked or unjust in practice; vicious; dishonest; as an immoral man. Every man who violates a divine law or a social duty, is immoral but we particularly apply the term to a person who habitually violates the laws.

Definition 2021


immoral

immoral

English

Adjective

immoral (comparative more immoral, superlative most immoral)

  1. Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.

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  • immoral in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • immoral in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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immoral m, f (masculine and feminine plural immorals)

  1. immoral

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French

Etymology

in- + moral

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immoral m (feminine singular immorale, masculine plural immoraux, feminine plural immorales)

  1. immoral

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