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un·law·ful

unlawful

 
pronunciation:
uhn law fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not allowed by law; illegal.
It is unlawful to drive through a red light.
synonyms:
illegal
antonyms:
lawful, legal
similar words:
banned, criminal, outlawed, unconstitutional
derivations: unlawfully (adv.), unlawfulness (n.)
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The word unlawful contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2