Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an immoral manner; in violation of morality; viciously; licentiously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an immoral manner; wickedly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an immoral manner, not morally, wrongly.

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

  • adverb without regard for morality

Etymologies

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immoral +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Then we attempted to build more powerful fighting vessels, and as there was a section of the public which regarded battle-ships as possessing a name immorally suggestive of violence, we compromised by calling the new ships armored cruisers, and making them combine with exquisite nicety all the defects and none of the virtues of both types.

    An Autobiography

  • Then we attempted to build more powerful fighting vessels, and as there was a section of the public which regarded battle-ships as possessing a name immorally suggestive of violence, we compromised by calling the new ships armored cruisers, and making them combine with exquisite nicety all the defects and none of the virtues of both types.

    VII. The War of America the Unready

  • Then we attempted to build more powerful fighting vessels, and as there was a section of the public which regarded battle-ships as possessing a name immorally suggestive of violence, we compromised by calling the new ships armored cruisers, and making them combine with exquisite nicety all the defects and none of the virtues of both types.

    Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography

  • A person who acts "immorally" is by definition not acting out of a belief in any moral code, theistic or atheistic.

    Planet Atheism

  • A person who acts "immorally" is by definition not acting out of a belief in any moral code, theistic or atheistic.

    Radical Atheist

  • The obvious implication was that if the Nazi had been a Christian, the Jew's statement would have made him reconsider and not act immorally.

    Berlinski's Wisdom

  • The obvious implication was that if the Nazi had been a Christian, the Jew's statement would have made him reconsider and not act immorally.

    Berlinski's Wisdom

  • Only the likes of Ramsey Clark claimed that NATO acted illegitimately, much less immorally.

    Obama Falls Into a U.N. Trap

  • This idea, that all of us are responsible for our actions and cannot offer excuses when we act immorally, is one of the most important contributions of religion to society.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Sexual License of the 1960s Does Not Excuse Pedophile Priests

  • The obvious implication was that if the Nazi had been a Christian, the Jew's statement would have made him reconsider and not act immorally.

    Berlinski's Wisdom

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