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im·mor·al·i·ty

 (ĭm′ô-răl′ĭ-tē, ĭm′ə-)
n. pl. im·mor·al·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being immoral.
2. An immoral act or practice.

immorality

(ˌɪməˈrælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality, character, or state of being immoral
2. immoral behaviour, esp in sexual matters; licentiousness; profligacy or promiscuity
3. an immoral act

im•mo•ral•i•ty

(ˌɪm əˈræl ɪ ti, ˌɪm ɔ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. immoral quality, character, or conduct.
2. sexual misconduct.
3. an immoral act.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
unrighteousness - failure to adhere to moral principles; "forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"
depravation, depravity, degeneracy, putrefaction, corruption - moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
corruptibility - the capability of being corrupted
licentiousness, wantonness - the quality of being lewd and lascivious
anomie, anomy - lack of moral standards in a society
wrongness - contrary to conscience or morality
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
morality - concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
2.immorality - morally objectionable behaviorimmorality - morally objectionable behavior  
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
devilry, deviltry - wicked and cruel behavior
foul play - unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)
irreverence, violation - a disrespectful act
sexual immorality - the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions; "sexual immorality is the major reason for last year's record number of abortions"

immorality

immorality

noun
Translations
فُجور، لا أخلاقيَّه، فَساد
nemravnost
umoralskhed
siîleysi
nemravnosť
ahlâksızlık

immorality

[ˌɪməˈrælɪtɪ] Ninmoralidad f

immorality

[ˌɪməˈrælɪti] nimmoralité f

immorality

nUnmoral f; (of behaviour also)Unsittlichkeit f; (of person also)Sittenlosigkeit f; (= immoral act)Unsittlichkeit f

immorality

[ˌɪməˈrælɪtɪ] nimmoralità

immoral

(iˈmorəl) adjective
wrong or wicked. immoral conduct.
imˈmorally adverb
ˌimmoˈrality (-ˈrӕ-) noun

immorality

n. inmoralidad.
References in classic literature ?
Here was a population, low-class and mostly foreign, hanging always on the verge of starvation, and dependent for its opportunities of life upon the whim of men every bit as brutal and unscrupulous as the old-time slave drivers; under such circumstances immorality was exactly as inevitable, and as prevalent, as it was under the system of chattel slavery.
The masses feel that drunkenness, stupidity, and immorality should be their own special property, and that if any one of us makes an ass of himself, he is poaching on their preserves.
The immorality of his private life, his intimacy with Barras and Bernadotte, displeased the First Consul even more than his manoeuvres at the Bourse, and he struck du Bousquier's name from the list of the government contractors.
There is not a single real poet or prose-writer of this century, for instance, on whom the British public have not solemnly conferred diplomas of immorality, and these diplomas practically take the place, with us, of what in France, is the formal recognition of an Academy of Letters, and fortunately make the establishment of such an institution quite unnecessary in England.
To read pathetic accounts of missionary hardships, and glowing descriptions of conversion, and baptisms, taking place beneath palm-trees, is one thing; and to go to the Sandwich Islands and see the missionaries dwelling in picturesque and prettily furnished coral-rock villas, whilst the miserable natives are committing all sorts of immorality around them, is quite another.
Newman had a great contempt for immorality, and that evening, for a good half hour, as he sat watching the star-sheen on the warm Adriatic, he felt rebuked and depressed.
Her visitors were startled and fascinated by the foreignness of this arrangement, which recalled scenes in French fiction, and architectural incentives to immorality such as the simple American had never dreamed of.
Then there was the Vicar of Ferne, a bearded, fine figure of a man: his wife had been forced to leave him because of his cruelty, and she had filled the neighbourhood with stories of his immorality.
I rather draw the line at encouraging that sort of immorality.
She was born in a rural district of England, where life proceeds by rule of thumb and the unexpected is so very unexpected that when it happens it is looked upon as an immorality.
This convention had been called to consider public immorality and the remedy for it.
One of the most beautiful of all his poems Wordsworth calls by the cumbrous name of Intimations of Immorality from recollections of Early Childhood.