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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Wicked;  sinful;  criminal;  vicious;  unjust;  dishonest; 
  depraved;  impure;  unchaste;  profligate;  dissolute; 
  abandoned;  licentious;  lewd;  obscene. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  immoral 
  adj  1:  violating  principles  of  right  and  wrong  [ant:  {moral},  {amoral}] 
  2:  not  adhering  to  ethical  or  moral  principles;  "base  and 
  unpatriotic  motives";  "a  base,  degrading  way  of  life"; 
  "cheating  is  dishonorable";  "they  considered  colonialism 
  immoral";  "unethical  practices  in  handling  public  funds" 
  [syn:  {base},  {dishonorable},  {dishonourable},  {unethical}] 
  3:  morally  unprincipled;  "immoral  behavior" 
  4:  characterized  by  wickedness  or  immorality;  "led  a  very  bad 
  life"  [syn:  {bad}] 
  5:  marked  by  immorality;  deviating  from  what  is  considered 
  right  or  proper  or  good;  "depraved  criminals";  "a 
  perverted  sense  of  loyalty";  "the  reprobate  conduct  of  a 
  gambling  aristocrat"  [syn:  {depraved},  {perverse},  {perverted}, 
  {reprobate}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  IMMORAL,  adj  Inexpedient.  Whatever  in  the  long  run  and  with  regard 
  to  the  greater  number  of  instances  men  find  to  be  generally 
  inexpedient  comes  to  be  considered  wrong  wicked,  immoral.  If  man's 
  notions  of  right  and  wrong  have  any  other  basis  than  this  of 
  expediency;  if  they  originated,  or  could  have  originated,  in  any  other 
  way  if  actions  have  in  themselves  a  moral  character  apart  from  and 
  nowise  dependent  on  their  consequences  --  then  all  philosophy  is  a 
  lie  and  reason  a  disorder  of  the  mind. 
 
 




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