Definition of immoral adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈmɒrəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmɔːrəl//
    , NAmE//ɪˈmɑːrəl//
    Dishonest, Immoral
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  1. 1  (of people and their behaviour) not considered to be good or honest by most people It's immoral to steal. There's nothing immoral about wanting to earn more money. See related entries: Dishonest, Immoral
  2. 2  not following accepted standards of sexual behaviour an immoral act/life/person They were charged with living off immoral earnings (= money earned by working as a prostitute).
  3. compare amoral, moral
    Extra examples He condemned the government’s action as immoral. That sounds vaguely immoral. Don’t you think it’s immoral to leave thousands of children without an education? I think this is an unjust and immoral war. The current president is both inefficient and immoral. There’s nothing immoral about wanting to earn more money.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immoral