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immoral

adjective     /ɪˈmɒr.əl/ US  /-ˈmɑːr-/
B2 morally wrong, or outside society's standards of acceptable, honest, and moral behaviour: an immoral act immoral behaviour It's an immoral tax, because the poor will pay relatively more. → Compare amoral, moral adjectiveMorally wrong and evilDishonest immoral earnings money earned from prostitution (= having sex in exchange for money): If convicted, she could be jailed for five years for living off immoral earnings.Earning money and money earnedSexual devices and the sex industry immorally     /-i/ adverb Morally wrong and evilDishonest immorality     /ˌɪm.əˈræl.ə.ti/ US  /-ɑːˈræl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U]
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