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Synonyms for lawful
ˈlɔ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawful(adj)

    conformable to or allowed by law

    "lawful methods of dissent"

    Synonyms:
    rule-governed, licit, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    Antonyms:
    outlaw(a), lawless, illegitimate, wrongful, illegal, irregular, wide-open, unlawful

  2. lawful, rule-governed(adj)

    according to custom or rule or natural law

    Synonyms:
    rule-governed, licit, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    Antonyms:
    illegitimate, lawless, illegal, wide-open, outlaw(a), wrongful, unlawful, irregular

  3. true(a), lawful, rightful(a)(adj)

    having a legally established claim

    "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"

    Antonyms:
    wide-open, irregular, unlawful, illegitimate, lawless, outlaw(a), wrongful, illegal

  4. lawful, legitimate, licit(adj)

    authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

    "a legitimate government"

    Synonyms:
    rule-governed, licit, logical, rightful(a), true(a), legitimate

    Antonyms:
    unlawful, lawless, wide-open, illegitimate, illegal, irregular, outlaw(a), wrongful

Wiktionary

  1. lawful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    just, legitimate, permissible, licit

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

  2. lawful(adjective)

    Conforming to, permitted by, or recognised by law or rules.

    Synonyms:
    just, legitimate, permissible, licit

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lawful

    Synonyms:
    innocent, just, legal, meritorious, moral, right, virtuous

    Antonyms:
    abominable, criminal, culpable, felonious, flagitious, guilty, illegal, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, unlawful, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lawful

    Synonyms:
    legal, permissible, orderly, right, allowable, fair, constitutional, rightful, legitimate

    Antonyms:
    illegal, impermissible, unlawful, wrong, lawless, unfair

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lawful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    legal, legalized, legitimate, constitutional

  2. lawful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    allowable, permissible

  3. lawful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    rightful, just, proper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lawful(a)

    Synonyms:
    legal, legitimate, licit, legalized

    Antonyms:
    unlawful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    licit, legitimate, legal, rightful, statutory, legally

How to pronounce lawful?

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How to say lawful in sign language?

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How to use lawful in a sentence?

  1. Chris Gardner:

    This is a good program, and on the merits it looks lawful, and they are not doing the terrible things that The FDA is suggesting.

  2. Police Chief Gorden Eden:

    Insubordination tears at the fabric of public safety especially when the officer makes a choice not to follow a lawful order, in imposing the discipline of termination, I considered the seriousness of the acts and omissions, aggravating circumstances and Officer Dear's disciplinary record.

  3. Toledo Blade:

    The harassment and detention of The Blade's reporter and photographer, the confiscation of their equipment, and the brazen destruction of lawful photographs cannot be justified by a claim of military authority or by the supposed imperatives of the national security state, the Blade is pleased with this resolution of the crucial First Amendment issues at stake in this matter.

  4. William Congreve:

    All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    We are strong, prosperous and an orderly nation, and such a nation must have a lawful system of immigration.


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