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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Contrary to established moral principles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not moral; not conforming to or consistent with the moral law; unprincipled; dissolute; vicious; licentious.
  • Contrary to good order or public welfare; inimical to the rights or common interests of others: a legal and commercial sense.
  • Synonyms Illegal, Wicked, etc. See criminal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not adhering to ethical or moral principles
  • adj. deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

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