Synonyms for illicit

Synonyms for (adjective) illicit

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: illicit

Definition: contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention

Usage: an illicit association with his secretary

Similar words: adulterous, extracurricular, extramarital

Definition: characterized by adultery

Usage: an adulterous relationship; extramarital affairs; the extracurricular activities of a philandering husband


Similar words: unlawful

Definition: not morally right or permissible

Usage: unlawful love