Immoral etymology


English word immoral comes from English in-, English moral

Etymology of immoral

Detailed word origin of immoral

Dictionary entry Language Definition
in- English (en) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
moral English (en) (obsolete) A morality play.. (of a narrative) The ethical significance or practical lesson.. Moral practices or teachings: modes of conduct. Capable of right and wrong action.. Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one's conscience or ethical judgment.. Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.. [...]
immoral English (en) Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.

Words with the same origin as immoral

Descendants of in-

impound invalid irresponsible