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"immoral" in British English

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immoraladjective

uk   /ɪˈmɒr.əl/  us   /-ˈmɑːr-/
B2 morallywrong, or ​outside society's ​standards of ​acceptable, ​honest, and ​moralbehaviour: an immoral ​act immoral ​behaviour It's an immoral ​tax, because the ​poor will ​payrelatively more. immoral earnings moneyearned from ​prostitution (= having ​sex in ​exchange for ​money): If ​convicted, she could be ​jailed for five ​years for living off immoral ​earnings.
immorally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
immorality
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.əˈræl.ə.ti/  us   /-ɑːˈræl.ə.t̬i/
(Definition of immoral from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"immoral" in American English

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immoraladjective

 us   /ɪˈmɔr·əl, ɪˈmɑr-/
not ​followingacceptedstandards of ​morallyrightbehavior or ​thought: Discrimination on the ​basis of ​race is immoral.
immorality
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪm·ɔˈræl·ɪ·t̬i/
the immorality of ​lying
(Definition of immoral from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “immoral”
in Korean 부도덕한…
in Arabic فاسِق, فاجِر, لا أخلاقي…
in Malaysian tidak bermoral…
in French immoral…
in Russian безнравственный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不道德的, 道德敗壞的…
in Italian immorale…
in Turkish ahlâka aykırı, ahlâksız, edebsiz…
in Polish niemoralny…
in Spanish inmoral…
in Vietnamese trái đạo đức…
in Portuguese imoral…
in Thai ซึ่งผิดทำนองคลองธรรม…
in German unmoralisch…
in Catalan immoral…
in Japanese 道徳に反する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不道德的, 道德败坏的…
in Indonesian tak bermoral…
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