Synonyms of unlawful


1. improper, unconventional, unlawful, irregular (vs. regular)

usage: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"

2. unlawful (vs. lawful), lawless, outlaw(prenominal), wide-open, lawless, wrongful, crooked#2, corrupt, illegal

usage: contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"

3. unlawful, illicit (vs. licit)

usage: not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"

4. unlawful, wrongful, illegitimate (vs. legitimate)

usage: having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"

5. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(prenominal), outlawed, unlawful, illegal (vs. legal)

usage: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"

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Definition and meaning of unlawful (Dictionary)