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1. illicit

adjective. ['ˌɪˈlɪsət'] contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention.

Synonyms

  • extramarital
  • unlawful
  • extracurricular

Antonyms

  • illegality
  • lawful
  • straight
  • unlawfulness

Etymology

  • illicite (French)
  • illicitus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Illicit

  • explicite
  • explicit
  • complicit
  • implicit
  • missett

How do you spell illicit? Is it illict ?

A common misspelling of illicit is illict

Example sentences of the word illicit


1. Noun, singular or mass
Maybe one of the children from the families is a product of that illicit union?

2. Adjective
Methadone also might be used to treat illicit drug addiction, such as LSD, PCP and cocaine.

Quotes containing the word illicit


1. But miracles are not for the asking; they come only when the stern eyes of God droop shut for a moment, and Our Lady takes advantage of His inattention to grant an illicit mercy. God...is an Anglican, whereas Our Lady is of the True Faith; the two of Them have an uneasy relationship, unable to agree on anything, except that if They divorce, the Devil will leap gleefully into the breach.
- Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

2. illicit

adjective. ['ˌɪˈlɪsət'] contrary to or forbidden by law.

Synonyms

  • illegal
  • unlawful
  • outlaw
  • outlawed

Antonyms

  • authorized
  • valid
  • legitimate
  • regular

Etymology

  • illicite (French)
  • illicitus (Latin)
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