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Immoral vs. Unethical

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Main Difference

The main difference between Immoral and Unethical is that the Immoral is a philosophical concept and Unethical is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.

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  • Immoral (adjective)

    not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law

    "wicked|unjust|dishonest|vicious|licentious|unethical|corrupt|unscrupulous|wrong"

    "moral"

  • Unethical (adjective)

    Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.

    "The corporation was accused of unethical behavior for knowingly producing a product suspected of harming health."

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  • Immoral (adjective)

    not conforming to accepted standards of morality

    "unseemly and immoral behaviour"

  • Unethical (adjective)

    not morally correct

    "it is unethical to torment any creature for entertainment"

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Immoral (adjective)

    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles;

    "moral sense"

    "a moral scrutiny"

    "a moral lesson"

    "a moral quandary"

    "moral convictions"

    "a moral life"

  • Immoral (adjective)

    not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

    "base and unpatriotic motives"

    "a base, degrading way of life"

    "cheating is dishonorable"

    "they considered colonialism immoral"

    "unethical practices in handling public funds"

  • Immoral (adjective)

    morally unprincipled;

    "immoral behavior"

  • Immoral (adjective)

    characterized by wickedness or immorality;

    "led a very bad life"

  • Immoral (adjective)

    marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good;

    "depraved criminals"

    "a perverted sense of loyalty"

    "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"

  • Unethical (adjective)

    not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior;

    "unethical business practices"

  • Unethical (adjective)

    not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

    "base and unpatriotic motives"

    "a base, degrading way of life"

    "cheating is dishonorable"

    "they considered colonialism immoral"

    "unethical practices in handling public funds"

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