Definition of Sexual immorality

1. Noun. The evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions. "Sexual immorality is the major reason for last year's record number of abortions"

Generic synonyms: Evil, Immorality, Iniquity, Wickedness

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Literary usage of Sexual immorality

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1. A History of Matrimonial Institutions Chiefly in England and the United by George Elliott Howard (1904)
"PRE-CONTRACTS, BUNDLING, AND sexual immorality The colonists were extremely anxious to restrain vice by legislation. The whole field of private morals was ..."

2. The Polish Peasant in Europe and America; Monograph of an Immigrant Group by William Isaac Thomas, Florian Znaniecki (1920)
"CHAPTER VI sexual immorality OF GIRLS The position of a girl in an immigrant family differs from that of a boy in the fact that the claims which the family ..."

3. Social and Mental Traits of the Negro: Research Into the Conditions of the by Howard Washington Odum (1910)
"He was supposed to be free from the accusations of sexual immorality, if any negro in the community was. The facts of his case showed otherwise, however. ..."

4. The Evolution of Marriage and of the Family by Charles Jean Marie Letourneau (1895)
"I. Primitive sexual immorality,—Origin of modesty—Absence of modesty in the ... I. Primitive sexual immorality. In a former work1 I have attempted to trace ..."

5. Sociology: Its Development and Applications by James Quayle Dealey (1920)
"... XXVI INTEMPERANCE AND sexual immorality INTEMPERANCE Next to sexual immorality in its prevalence in modern civilization is the evil of intemperance. ..."

6. Sociology: Its Simpler Teachings and Applications by James Quayle Dealey (1909)
"... THE ELIMINATION OF SOCIAL EVILS (Continued) V. sexual immorality THE problem of sexual immorality is one of the most serious that society has to face, ..."

7. The Law of Contracts by Edward Avery Harriman (1901)
"Contracts which are illegal because they tend to injure the morals of the community comprise contracts tending to promote sexual immorality, ..."

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