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immorality

[im-uh-ral-i-tee, im-aw-]
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noun, plural im·mo·ral·i·ties.
  1. immoral quality, character, or conduct; wickedness; evilness.
  2. sexual misconduct.
  3. an immoral act.
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Origin of immorality

First recorded in 1560–70; immoral + -ity
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immorality

noun plural -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
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Word Origin and History for immorality

n.

1560s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + morality.

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