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