English Synonyms and Antonyms
Every criminal act is illegal or unlawful, but illegal or unlawful acts may not be criminal. Offenses against public law are criminal; offenses against private rights are merely illegal or unlawful. As a general rule, all acts punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, are criminal in view of the law. It is illegal for a man to trespass on another's land, but it is not criminal; the trespasser is liable to a civil suit for damages, but not to indictment, fine, or imprisonment. A felonious act is a criminal act of an aggravated kind, which is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary or by death. A flagitious crime is one that brings public odium. Vicious refers to the indulgence of evil appetites, habits, or passions; vicious acts are not necessarily criminal, or even illegal; we speak of a vicious horse. That which is iniquitous, i. e., contrary to equity, may sometimes be done under the forms of law. Ingratitude is sinful, hypocrisy is wicked, but neither is punishable by human law; hence, neither is criminal or illegal. Compare SIN.
iniquitous, sinful, ungodlyadjective
characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
"iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
sinful, unholy, wickedadjective
having committed unrighteous acts
"a sinful person"
satanic, diabolic, revolting, foul, implike, repellent, arch, unhallowed, distasteful, demonic, iniquitous, diabolical, severe, pixilated, fiendish, loathly, disgusting, skanky, repelling, infernal, loathsome, prankish, extraordinary, yucky, wicked, unholy, ungodly, terrible, impish, hellish, mischievous, puckish, disgustful, over-the-top, repellant
extraordinary, over-the-top, sinfuladjective
far more than usual or expected
"an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
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The Church strongly condemns any propaganda of homosexuality and oppose attempts to impose sinful acts as a norm, as a source of pride and an example to follow.
A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
We condemn this sinful attack, and we see that the response to this crime is in the hands of those concerned in Iran. We are not shaken by assassinations.
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