Illegal Synonyms and Antonyms

ĭ-lē'gəl

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Synonyms for Illegal

Without law; not regulated by the authority of law
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Breaking social norms.
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(Of a person) put beyond the limits of the law, declared an outlaw or declared a criminal.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Not having any authority
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Wrongful or unlawful.
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An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official.
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Forbidden; not allowed.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Having no official license.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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A wrong that arises from an action. The wrong can be actual or alleged. This word is often used in law, relating to the wrongful use of legal authority.
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Prohibited from being imported or exported.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Outside of the domain of the law.
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Relating to or being information that allows a decision to be made or action to be taken.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
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Of, relating to, being, or having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Wrong or unjust:
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Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
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Not in accordance with or permitted by a constitution, specif. the U.S. Constitution; not constitutional
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Having an extremely low probability of occurrence. Used of quantum phenomena:
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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(Of a person) Born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
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Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice:
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The definition of criminal is someone or something related to the commission of a crime.
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Not officially registered
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Not justifiable; inexcusable:
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Of, involving, or being a crime
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Traded on the black market.
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Close to a successful solution or conclusion:
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Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
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(Law) Corrupt conduct or fraudulent practices, as in public office
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Occurring, active, etc. after the regular time, esp. after business hours
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The definition of shady is providing darkness and coolness from the sun, or of questionable character.
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In excess of, or outside of powers; that which is beyond a corporation’s or an agency’s authorized power. A corporation’s ultra vires activity may lead to its forfeiting its charter of incorporation.
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(Uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
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Antonyms for Illegal

Given authority
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In accordance with the law or established legal forms and requirements; lawful.
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In conformity with the principles of the law; permitted by law
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Tenets of a religion can also be considered to be a code of ethics.
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Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
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Permitted; allowable:
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against the law
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Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous:
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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The definition of legal is something connected to law or a government’s system of rules.
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Words Related to Illegal

A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle's law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately.
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Prohibited by law
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That has been stolen.
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Find another word for illegal. In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for illegal, like: authorized, lawless, legitimate, illicit, prohibited, outlawed, verboten (German), lawful, unauthorized, illegitimate and malfeasance.