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Synonyms for unlawful

Synonyms for (adjective) unlawful

Synonyms: unlawful Definition: contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law Usage: unlawful measures; unlawful money; unlawful hunters

Similar words: outlaw, lawless Definition: disobedient to or defiant of law Usage: lawless bands roaming the plains

Similar words: lawless, wide-open Definition: lax in enforcing laws Usage: a wide-open town

Similar words: wrongful Definition: unlawfully violating the rights of others Usage: wrongful death; a wrongful diversion of trust income

Synonyms: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful Definition: contrary to or forbidden by law Usage: an illegitimate seizure of power; illicit trade; an outlaw strike; unlawful measures

Similar words: illegal Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules Usage: an illegal chess move

Synonyms: unlawful, wrongful Definition: having no legally established claim Usage: the wrongful heir to the throne

Similar words: illegitimate Definition: of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Synonyms: unlawful Definition: not morally right or permissible Usage: unlawful love

Similar words: illicit Definition: contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention Usage: an illicit association with his secretary

Synonyms: unconventional, unlawful, improper Definition: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention Usage: an unconventional marriage; improper banking practices

Similar words: irregular Definition: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice Usage: irregular hiring practices