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 Dictionary entry overview: What does immorality mean? 

  The noun IMMORALITY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct
2. morally objectionable behavior

  Familiarity information: IMMORALITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1immorality [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction

Hypernyms ("immorality" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immorality"):

wrongness (contrary to conscience or morality)

anomie; anomy (lack of moral standards in a society)

licentiousness; wantonness (the quality of being lewd and lascivious)

corruptibility (the capability of being corrupted)

corruption; degeneracy; depravation; depravity; putrefaction (moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles)

unrighteousness (failure to adhere to moral principles)

evil; evilness (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice)


morality (concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct)

Sense 2immorality [BACK TO TOP]


Morally objectionable behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


evil; wickedness; immorality; iniquity

Hypernyms ("immorality" is a kind of...):

evildoing; transgression (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "immorality"):

devilry; deviltry (wicked and cruel behavior)

foul play (unfair or treacherous behavior (especially involving violence))

irreverence; violation (a disrespectful act)

sexual immorality (the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions)

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