immoral

[ih-mawr-uhl, ih-mor-]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1650–60; im-2 + moral

immorally, adverb


bad, wicked, dissolute, dissipated, profligate. Immoral, abandoned, depraved describe one who makes no attempt to curb self-indulgence. Immoral referring to conduct, applies to one who acts contrary to or does not obey or conform to standards of morality; it may also mean licentious and perhaps dissipated. Abandoned referring to condition, applies to one hopelessly, and usually passively, sunk in wickedness and unrestrained appetites. Depraved referring to character, applies to one who voluntarily seeks evil and viciousness. Immoral, amoral, nonmoral and unmoral are sometimes confused with one another. Immoral means not moral and connotes evil or licentious behavior. Amoral, nonmoral and unmoral virtually synonymous although the first is by far the most common form, mean utterly lacking in morals (either good or bad), neither moral nor immoral. However, since, in some contexts, there is a stigma implicit in a complete lack of morals, being amoral, nonmoral, or unmoral is sometimes considered just as reprehensible as being immoral.
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immoral (ɪˈmɒrəl)
 
adj
1.  transgressing accepted moral rules; corrupt
2.  sexually dissolute; profligate or promiscuous
3.  unscrupulous or unethical: immoral trading
4.  tending to corrupt or resulting from corruption: an immoral film; immoral earnings
 
im'morally
 
adv

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immoral
1650s, from im- (see in- (1)) + moral.
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Example sentences
But opponents say such research is immoral, because embryos must be destroyed
  to obtain their cells.
Unfortunately much of it is discredited by small minds and decadent societies
  that wish to live in immoral ways.
Whether the technology is illegal or immoral or not is beside the point.
It is immoral to accept tuition money from a student who is bound to fail due
  to lack of intellectual ability.
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