HyperDic: unlawful

English > 5 senses of the word unlawful:
ADJECTIVEallunlawful, improper, unconventionalnot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
allunlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
allunlawfulnot morally right or permissible
allunlawful, wrongfulhaving no legally established claim
allunlawful, illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawedcontrary to or forbidden by law
unlawful > pronunciation
Soundsahnlao'fahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unlawful: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention.
Synonymsimproper, unconventional
Broaderirregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
Spanishilícito
Nounsunlawfulnessthe quality of failing to conform to law
English > unlawful: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law.
Examples
  • "unlawful measures"
  • "unlawful money"
  • "unlawful hunters"
Attribute oflawfulnessThe quality of conforming to law
Narrowerlawless, outlawdisobedient to or defiant of law
wide-open, lawlessLax in enforcing laws
wrongfulunlawfully violating the rights of others
See alsocrooked, corruptnot straight
illegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
Oppositelawfulconformable to or allowed by law
Spanishilegal, ilegítimo
Nounsunlawfulnessthe quality of failing to conform to law
English > unlawful: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot morally right or permissible.
Example"unlawful love"
Broaderillicitcontrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
Spanishilegal
English > unlawful: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving no legally established claim.
Synonymwrongful
BroaderillegitimateOf marriages and offspring
Spanishilegal, injusto
Nounsunlawfulnessthe quality of failing to conform to law
English > unlawful: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningcontrary to or forbidden by law.
Example "unlawful measures"
Synonymsillegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed
Broaderillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
Spanishilegítimo, ilícito
Catalanilícit, il·legítim, il·lícit
Nounsunlawfulnessthe quality of failing to conform to law
Adverbsunlawfullynot conforming to the law

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