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Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
Michel De Certeau

Meaning of "immoral" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IMMORAL

immoral  [ɪˈmɒrəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMMORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Immoral is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES IMMORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Immorality

The word "immoral" is normally used to describe persons or actions. In a broader sense it can be applied to groups or corporate bodies, beliefs, religions, and works of art. To say that some act is immoral is to say that violates some moral laws, norms or standards.

Definition of immoral in the English dictionary

The first definition of immoral in the dictionary is transgressing accepted moral rules; corrupt. Other definition of immoral is sexually dissolute; profligate or promiscuous. Immoral is also unscrupulous or unethical.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMMORAL


amoral
eɪˈmɒrəl
Balmoral
bælˈmɒrəl
borel
ˈbɒrəl
borrel
ˈbɒrəl
coral
ˈkɒrəl
extrafloral
ˌɛkstrəˈflɒrəl
forel
ˈfɒrəl
hydrocoral
ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl
laurel
ˈlɒrəl
moral
ˈmɒrəl
nonmoral
nɒnˈmɒrəl
premoral
priːˈmɒrəl
quarrel
ˈkwɒrəl
sorrel
ˈsɒrəl
unmoral
ʌnˈmɒrəl
worral
ˈwɒrəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMMORAL

immodestly
immodesty
immolate
immolation
immolator
immoral earnings
immoralist
immoralities
immorality
immorally
immortal
immortalisation
immortaliser
immortality
immortalization
immortalize
immortalizer
immortally
Immortals
immortelle

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMMORAL

antitumoral
choral
corporal
doctoral
electoral
femoral
floral
humoral
interfemoral
littoral
mayoral
nemoral
neurohumoral
oral
pastoral
pectoral
postdoctoral
sectoral
temporal
tumoral

Synonyms and antonyms of immoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMMORAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «immoral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of immoral

Translation of «immoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMMORAL

Find out the translation of immoral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of immoral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «immoral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不道德的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inmoral
570 millions of speakers

English

immoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनैतिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا أَخْلاقِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аморальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imoral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

immoral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak bermoral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unmoralisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不道徳な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부도덕한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Laku jina
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trái đạo đức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒழுக்கக்கேடான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनैतिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ahlaksız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

immorale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niemoralny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аморальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

imoral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανήθικος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

immoreel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omoralisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

umoralsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of immoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMMORAL»

The term «immoral» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.116 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMMORAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «immoral» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «immoral» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about immoral

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10 QUOTES WITH «IMMORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word immoral.
1
Dean Acheson
It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.
2
Marc Andreessen
Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.
3
Emmanuelle Beart
The body is an actor's tool, like the face, malleable. I never thought that being naked was immoral or outrageous.
4
Michel De Certeau
Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
5
Kenneth Clarke
It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.
6
Rupert Everett
There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is.
7
Niall Ferguson
It's all very well for us to sit here in the West with our high incomes and cushy lives, and say it's immoral to violate the sovereignty of another state. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don't rule it out.
8
Sigmund Freud
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
9
John Galsworthy
He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
10
Warren Giles
People take sides on political things, such as the Vietnam War. War is immoral and war is wrong, but I don't think the clergy ought to bring it before the Church.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMMORAL»

Discover the use of immoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to immoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics
This new edition includes a foreword by Cornel West that explores the continued interest in Niebuhr's thought and its contemporary relevance.
Reinhold Niebuhr, 2013
2
Immoral
In a riveting debut thriller that has drawn comparisons to masters of the genre like Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking ...
Brian Freeman, 2010
3
Immoral Darkness
Beautiful. Cool.
Miyu Matsuda, 2008
4
Tales of Wayward Girls and Immoral Women: Case Records and ...
In Tales of Wayward Girls and Immoral Women, Karen W. Tice argues that when early social workers wrote about their clients they transformed individual biographies into professional representations.
Karen Whitney Tice, 1998
5
Our Immoral Soul: A Manifesto of Spiritual Disobedience
Rabbi Bonder turns a few conventional ideas on their heads as he identifies the forces at play in individual, social, and spiritual transformation.
Rabbi Nilton Bonder, 2014
6
This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century; updated and ...
This new edition also includes a special chapter on the Dalits of India, and a section on human trafficking, both with arresting and disturbing case histories. It concludes with a important chapter on action readers can take.
Baroness Cox, Lydia Tanner, 2013
7
Bringing Up Moral Children: In an Immoral World
A professional counselor offers this all-around parents' guide to teaching morality to children--how to teach them how to make wise choices and develop standards that contribute to their self-respect and self-esteem.
A. Lynn Scoresby, 1998
8
Unholy Cravings (Immoral Hungers, Book Two)
Book 2 in the Immoral Hungers series.
Suzanne Rock, 2012
9
A Most Immoral Woman
'Cleverly constructed, this is to bodice ripping what Harvard is to Play School.' QANTAS: THE AUSTRALIAN WAY 'Jaivin creates a fully realised, intensly lived-in past ... It might be her best work' THE AGE
Linda Jaivin, 2010
10
Immoral Balance: The Quondam Dream
While there, a twist in his life changed his future forever, compelling him to write this book which takes the reader through the rigorous and comprehensive journey of mind, body and soul with an overwhelming powerful presence; bending and ...
Joseph F. Voldeck, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMMORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term immoral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Immoral This, Immoral That - Peach Pundit — Peach Pundit
He evidently has missed some recent election cycles in Georgia where the words moral and immoral have been tossed around so much that ... «Peach Pundit, Jul 15»
2
House budget chairman says it's immoral not to reform entitlements …
"Our goal is to end the immoral practice of forcing more Americans into dependency on broken governmental programs," Price said. "Critics try ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
3
House budget chairman says it's immoral not to reform entitlements
"Our goal is to end the immoral practice of forcing more Americans into dependency on broken governmental programs," Price said. "Critics try ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
4
LETTER: Court's ruling immoral
We will not bow the knee to pagan, immoral, disobedient "laws" of the Supreme Court, nor from any other deceptive images of authority that ... «San Angelo Standard Times, Jul 15»
5
GUEST COLUMN: Remember when divorce was immoral?
Amid all of the overheated rhetoric surrounding the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriages across the nation, evangelicals ... «Northwest Georgia News, Jul 15»
6
Greece: Why the deal forced on it by the Eurozone is immoral and …
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) is congratulated by lawmakers after a voting session at the Parliament in Athens. Over the weekend ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
7
Assault in spa uncovers immoral activities
The Thai suspects also claimed that F.S. was aware that they had been offering immoral services to clients but he was not taking money from ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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Spencer Tacke: Rein in immoral judges, convene Constitutional …
We elect immoral politicians, who pass immoral laws and appoint immoral court justices. We must remember that when Jesus was pushed too ... «Modesto Bee, Jul 15»
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WATCH: Marriage Ruling Means Schools Will Teach 'Immoral
This means it's time for Christian parents to remove their children from 'government schools,' Perkins tells antigay activist Gordon ... «Advocate.com, Jul 15»
10
Greece's debt is immoral and should be wiped
The Australia-Greece Solidarity Campaign says half of all young people cannot find work, there is a growing shortage of essential medicines ... «Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Immoral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/immoral>. Oct 2019 ».
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