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synonyms for illicit

  • adulterous
  • bootleg
  • clandestine
  • contraband
  • furtive
  • illegal
  • illegitimate
  • immoral
  • improper
  • prohibited
  • unauthorized
  • unlawful
  • unlicensed
  • wrongful
  • black-market
  • contrary to law
  • criminal
  • crooked
  • dirty
  • felonious
  • guilty
  • heavy
  • in violation of law
  • lawless
  • out of line
  • racket
  • wrong
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antonyms for illicit

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  • aboveboard
  • allowed
  • authorized
  • chaste
  • ethical
  • forthright
  • good
  • lawful
  • legal
  • legitimate
  • moral
  • open
  • permitted
  • pure
  • right
  • truthful
  • uncorrupt
  • blessed
  • licit
  • noble
  • proper
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How to use illicit in a sentence

While Shorto is successful at finding out what his grandfather did — as well as the affairs he had, the people he swindled, the drinking problem that tanked his illicit career — he struggles to learn more about just who his grandfather was.
HE KNEW HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A MOB BOSS. BUT WAS THAT THE WHOLE STORY?JOE HEIMFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Not because I’m scrolling through friends’ kid photos or getting FOMO glimpsing everyone’s takeout or illicit trips or vaccine snaps.
THE PANDEMIC MADE INSTAGRAM AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR RESTAURANTSAMANDA KLUDTFEBRUARY 1, 2021EATER
I think many are used—at least in a transactions sense—mainly for illicit financing.
THIS WEEK’S AWESOME TECH STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB (THROUGH JANUARY 23)SINGULARITY HUB STAFFJANUARY 23, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
And, while Netflix’s Tiger King gave many of us something to binge during that initial shift to being home all the time, the Tiger King himself used illicit SEO tactics to mislead users searching for his main competitor.
SEO YEAR IN REVIEW 2020: COVID FORCES PLATFORMS TO ADAPT THEIR LOCAL AND E-COMMERCE OFFERINGS, AND MOREGEORGE NGUYENDECEMBER 31, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Reddit and Facebook both use humans to moderate, and are in a seemingly never-ending fight to protect their users from illicit or biased content.
BIASED LANGUAGE MODELS CAN RESULT FROM INTERNET TRAINING DATAGEORGE NGUYENDECEMBER 29, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Whole fleets of boats with illicit cargoes had been passing and repassing between Kent and Picardy.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
He is too scrupulous to seek to seduce the wife of another; he even fears to contract an illicit intimacy with a maid or a widow.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
For his wifes and childrens sake he is sorely tempted to commit fraud, to tell falsehoods, and obtain illicit gains.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
He forbade illicit trade and the receipt of presents, and secured the company's servants increased salaries.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
The royal revenues suffered greatly by this illicit trade, and the royal agents accused the colonists of openly favoring it.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLICIT

  • cheating
  • extracurricular
  • fast and loose
  • illicit
  • immoral
  • moonlighting
  • speedy
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • unchaste
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