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Immoral Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Immoral Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Immoral'


Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is a sense of behavioral conduct that differentiates intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and bad (or wrong). A moral code is a system of morality (for example, according to a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc.) and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code. Immorality is the active opposition to morality, while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles.

Morality has two principal meanings:

Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is the branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality.

The word 'ethics' is "commonly used interchangeably with 'morality' to mean the subject matter of this study; and sometimes it is used more narrowly to mean the moral principles of a particular tradition, group, or individual."

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* So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. - Ernest Hemingway

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


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