immoral

Use the adjective immoral to describe a person, group, or situation that intentionally goes against accepted ideas of what is right, like a government that attacks its own people, or a friend who steals your favorite spatula.

Morals are the principles we follow that help us know the difference between right and wrong. When someone is immoral, they make decisions that purposely violate a moral agreement. Immoral is sometimes confused with amoral, which describes someone who has no morals and doesn’t know what right or wrong means. Someone immoral, though, knows the difference and does bad stuff anyway, like that so-called friend who takes your utensils.

DEFINITIONS OF: immoral

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adj deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

Synonyms
unchaste
not chaste
evil
morally bad or wrong
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous
unrestrained by convention or morality
disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
scrofulous
morally contaminated
unrighteous
not righteous
wicked
morally bad in principle or practice
Antonyms:
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
chaste
morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
good
morally admirable
honorable, honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
chaste
abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
clean, clean-living
morally pure
moralistic
narrowly and conventionally moral
righteous
morally justified
incorrupt
free of corruption or immorality
righteous
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
virtuous
morally excellent
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adj not adhering to ethical or moral principles

“they considered colonialism immoral
Synonyms:
base
wrong
contrary to conscience or morality or law
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