Definition of immoral in English:

immoral

adjective

  • Not conforming to accepted standards of morality.

    ‘unseemly and immoral behaviour’
    • ‘They're not only seen as polluters, but as Bad People, as selfish and immoral individuals.’
    • ‘Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with sex.’
    • ‘Sexual behaviour is emptied of moral content and there is no warning that any type of behaviour is wrong or immoral.’
    • ‘About the closest you can get to immoral behaviour was a few overdue library books.’
    • ‘Still, is it unethical or immoral to bring an extinct species back from the dead?’
    • ‘Can an act be immoral if committed by an individual but moral if committed by a group?’
    • ‘Is what they're saying that all the customers coming to see my show are immoral?’
    • ‘To put it another way, no law should be immoral, but not all of morality should be enforced by law.’
    • ‘Part of me thinks this sounds completely immoral; part of me thinks it sounds horribly thrilling.’
    • ‘In short, the immoral businessmen made fools out of all the honest people who pay their taxes.’
    • ‘Sometimes we have to take the law into our own hands to expose the bases' illegal and immoral activities.’
    • ‘We are digging in for a long fight to persuade government never again to embark on such a foolhardy and immoral venture.’
    • ‘We had a mammoth discussion on how free downloading was theft and why it was immoral to do it…’
    • ‘We do so because we recognise that unjustly taking another's property is immoral.’
    • ‘A number of them are unethical in their practices and some are even immoral.’
    • ‘The distinction recognises that those who fight a war, even for a just cause, can do immoral things within it.’
    • ‘They embarked upon one of the most unjust, immoral, and cowardly wars in history.’
    • ‘The capacity of history to absolve political actors is a cynical and immoral doctrine.’
    • ‘You quickly find yourself doing something totally immoral and you ask yourself: what next?’
    • ‘What can safely be said is that more members of this class of politician will be elected if this immoral scheme succeeds.’
    unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, fraudulent, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, unfair, underhand, devious
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Usage

The words immoral and amoral are different in meaning: see amoral

Pronunciation

immoral

/ɪˈmɒr(ə)l/