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Morally bad or wrong behavior - thesaurus

Synonyms

evil

noun

a power that makes people do very bad and cruel things

sin

noun

an action or way of behaving that you think is morally wrong

wrong

noun

behavior that is morally wrong or that breaks a rule

immorality

noun

behavior that people think is morally wrong

enormity

noun

the fact that something is morally wrong, or the degree to which it is morally wrong

decadence

noun

behavior that is considered immoral because it concentrates too much on pleasure

depravity

noun

formal behavior that is immoral or evil

iniquity

noun

formal extremely immoral or unfair actions or situations

villainy

noun

literary evil or criminal behavior

excess

noun

behavior that you consider to be wrong because it is too extreme

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backsliding

noun

informal the lazy behavior of someone who goes back to doing something bad after not doing it for some time

breach

noun

a situation in which someone does something that goes against accepted rules of social behavior

capital offence

noun

humorous something that is considered a very bad thing to do

cardinal sin

noun

humorous something that is considered to be bad or wrong and that you must not do

cesspool

noun

a large covered hole or container in the ground for collecting the liquid and solid waste that flows from a building

cesspool

noun

American a place or situation in which people behave without any moral standards

cheat

noun

something that is not correct, but helps you to succeed

conduct disorder

noun

a pattern of behavior in children and teenagers in which they do not follow accepted rules of society and have no respect for authority or for the rights of others

corruption

noun

the process of corrupting someone or something

darkness

noun

literary evil

debauchery

noun

behavior that is considered to be immoral because it involves a lot of sex, alcohol, or illegal drugs

decadence

noun

so much pleasure that it almost seems morally wrong

degenerate

noun

formal someone whose behavior is considered shocking or immoral

delinquency

noun

criminal or immoral behavior, especially by young people

dereliction of duty

noun

a serious failure to do the things that you are responsible for in your job

deviance

noun

formal behavior that most people do not consider normal or morally correct

deviation

noun

behavior that most people do not consider morally correct

deviltry

noun

literary evil behavior

enormity

noun

an action that is morally wrong

the forces of darkness/evil

evil influences, for example the devil

frailty

noun

the condition of having a weak character or weak moral standards

the gutter

noun

the lowest level of moral standards

heresy

noun

an action or belief that is very different from things people usually do or believe and is considered wrong

hypocrisy

noun

behavior in which someone claims to have certain moral principles or beliefs but behaves in a way that shows they are not sincere

impropriety

noun

formal behavior that is not honest, professional, or socially acceptable

misbehavior

noun

bad behavior or behavior that offends other people

misbehaviour

the British spelling of misbehavior

misdeed

noun

formal an action that is wrong or illegal

misdemeanour

the British spelling of misdemeanor

no-no

noun

informal something that most people do not approve of

nonsense

noun

unreasonable or annoying behavior

obscenity

noun

behavior or language that is sexually offensive, especially in a movie, book, or play

peccadillo

noun

an immoral action that is not very serious or harmful

sellout

noun

informal a situation in which someone does something that is the opposite of what they had promised or that seems to be against their principles

sin

noun

used about something that some people think is bad but is not really serious

solecism

noun

formal something that is not considered to be polite behavior

trespass

noun

an old word meaning “the action of doing something that is not allowed by a moral law

trouble

noun

fighting, violence, or bad behavior

turpitude

noun

formal behavior that is dishonest or immoral

twilight world

noun

a way of living that is mysterious and slightly frightening or immoral

vice

noun

formal extremely bad and immoral behavior

violation

noun

an action that is in opposition to a law, agreement, principle, etc.

wrong

noun

used about a particular action or situation

wrongdoing

noun

formal behavior that is illegal or not moral

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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