Not conforming to accepted standards of morality or decency; wicked or sinful; unethical or unscrupulous.


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Part of speech



unethical, unprincipled, wicked, sinful, wrong


moral, ethical, upright, virtuous, just

Example sentences

  • The company’s policy of exploiting its workers is immoral and should be stopped.
  • It is immoral to lie to people just to get what you want.
  • The immoral behavior of the politician resulted in his resignation.


The word “immoral” is used to describe a behavior, act, or person that is considered to be unethical or wrong according to social, moral, or ethical standards. It is often used to describe actions that are considered to be against the principles of right and wrong and that cause harm to others. In the context of a person, “immoral” is used to describe someone who lacks moral principles or is considered to be wicked or sinful. The word is often used in a negative context, as in the examples above, to indicate disapproval or condemnation