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Morally bad or wrong - thesaurus

Synonyms

evil

adjective

morally bad and causing great harm, especially to society in general

wicked

adjective

morally wrong and deliberately intending to hurt people

gross

adjective

gross actions are extremely bad and are considered immoral by most people

immoral

adjective

morally wrong

deviant

adjective

deviant behaviour is not considered normal or morally correct by most people

sordid

adjective

immoral, dishonest, or unpleasant

sinful

adjective

morally wrong or bad

unethical

adjective

morally wrong, or against accepted standards of behaviour, especially in a particular profession

amoral

adjective

used about people’s behaviour, attitudes etc

perverted

adjective

morally wrong

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More synonyms

a lesser man/woman/person

someone who is not as good or as moral as someone else

amoral

adjective

someone who is amoral does not care whether or not their behaviour is morally right

base

adjective

literary without any moral principles

blameworthy

adjective

formal deserving to be blamed for something bad that has happened

brazen

adjective

behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended

brazen

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour that is not moral or socially acceptable

corrupt

adjective

doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power

criminal

adjective

bad, wrong, or unfair in a way that makes you angry

dark

adjective

morally bad, dangerous, or frightening

debauched

adjective

someone who is debauched is considered to be immoral, because their way of life involves a lot of sex, alcohol, or illegal drugs

decadent

adjective

involving a lot of pleasure that is considered immoral

decadent

adjective

allowing yourself, or providing, so much pleasure that it almost seems morally wrong

degenerate

adjective

immoral

dishonourable

adjective

formal considered bad or morally wrong

dissolute

adjective

formal spending too much time and money on physical pleasures in a way that most people consider immoral

errant

adjective

formal behaving in a way that is bad or wrong

forbidden

adjective

forbidden activities or subjects are things you should not do, talk about, or know about, for example because they are considered morally bad

foul

adjective

literary evil

grubby

adjective

dishonest and morally bad

hypocritical

adjective

claiming to have certain moral principles or beliefs but behaving in a way that shows you are not sincere

improper

adjective

used about things that people find embarrassing or offensive because they involve sex

improper

adjective

not correct according to the rules

impure

adjective

old-fashioned impure thoughts and actions are considered to be morally wrong, especially because they involve sex

inappropriate

adjective

used about behaviour that you think is wrong because it is morally wrong or against acceptable social or professional standards

incorrigible

adjective

often humorous someone who is incorrigible does bad things or has bad habits and will not change

indefensible

adjective

impossible to defend from criticism

inhuman

adjective

not like anything that a human being normally does or has

iniquitous

adjective

formal extremely immoral or unfair

it takes one to know one

used for saying that someone must have a bad quality themselves if they can recognize it in other people

louche

adjective

Britishformal slightly immoral, often in a way that is attractive

malevolent

adjective

showing that you want to do something bad to someone

monstrous

adjective

cruel, unfair, or morally wrong

murky

adjective

involving activities that are not clearly known and that people think are dishonest or morally wrong

naughty

adjective

a naughty adult does something that they know they should not do

obscene

adjective

so unfair or immoral that you feel angry

reprehensible

adjective

formal very bad and deserving to be criticized

rotten

adjective

often humorous used about someone who has behaved in an unpleasant way

seamy

adjective

involving the worst aspects of life such as crime and violence

seedy

adjective

connected with activities that are illegal or morally wrong, and often looking dirty or unpleasant

squalid

adjective

something that is squalid is unpleasant because it involves dishonest, illegal, or immoral behaviour

subhuman

adjective

not as intelligent, kind etc as you think humans should be

taboo

adjective

humorous not accepted as correct

tainted

adjective

something that is tainted is spoilt by an unpleasant feature or quality that often makes people not want to be involved with it

tawdry

adjective

unpleasant, or immoral

trashy

adjective

informalAmerican someone who is trashy behaves in an immoral way, especially in situations involving sex

unacceptable

adjective

wrong or harmful, especially by not reaching usual or accepted standards of behaviour, morals etc

unclean

adjective

mainly literary morally wrong

unforgivable

adjective

extremely bad and impossible to forgive

ungodly

adjective

very bad, or unreasonable

unholy

adjective

very bad

unnatural

adjective

used for describing behaviour that offends or shocks people because it is not considered normal

unpardonable

adjective

formal extremely bad or offensive

unsavoury

adjective

involving unpleasant, dishonest, or immoral things that you do not want to think or talk about

unworthy

adjective

dishonest, or morally wrong

up to no good

doing or planning something bad, illegal, or immoral

up to something

doing something wrong or secret

vile

adjective

formal shocking and morally bad

worthless

adjective

a worthless person has no good qualities

wrong

adjective

not morally right

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