What does immoral mean?

Definitions for immoral
ɪˈmɔr əl, ɪˈmɒr-im·moral

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word immoral.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immoraladjective

    deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

  2. base, immoraladjective

    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"


  1. immoraladjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immoraladjective

    Wanting regard to the laws of natural religion; contrary to honesty; dishonest.

    Etymology: in and moral.


  1. immoral

    Immoral refers to behaviors, actions or attitudes that are considered unethical, sinful, or wrong, based on cultural, religious, societal, or personal standards of conduct. These actions are often viewed as harmful or detrimental to individuals or society as a whole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immoraladjective

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immoral

    im-mor′al, adj. inconsistent with what is right: wicked: licentious.—n. Immoral′ity, quality of being immoral: an immoral act or practice.—adv. Immor′ally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immoral in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immoral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of immoral in a Sentence

  1. Chloe Maxmin:

    We think that Harvard is not a corporation and that profit shouldn't be our main motivator, our main motivator should be about the students. And how can we invest in fossil fuel companies that are threatening our futures? It's an immoral bet against my generation.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

  3. Ernest Hemingway:

    Only that which makes you feel bad after doing is immoral.

  4. John McCain:

    General, that's immoral. It's not only unworkable, it's immoral, i do not know how you recruit young people to fight and ... we don't have a policy yet whether we're going to protect them or not.

  5. Vernon A. Walters:

    Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.

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