Antonyms of adj lawful

4 senses of lawful

Sense 1
lawful (vs. unlawful) -- (conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent")

unlawful (vs. lawful) -- (contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters")
        => lawless, outlaw (prenominal) -- (disobedient to or defiant of law; "lawless bands roaming the plains")
        => wide-open, lawless -- (lax in enforcing laws; "a wide-open town")
        => wrongful -- (unlawfully violating the rights of others; "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income")

Sense 2
lawful, rule-governed -- (according to custom or rule or natural law)

INDIRECT (VIA regular) -> irregular -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

Sense 3
true (prenominal), lawful, rightful (prenominal) -- (having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king")

INDIRECT (VIA legitimate) -> illegitimate -- (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

Sense 4
lawful, legitimate, licit -- (authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government")

INDIRECT (VIA legal) -> illegal -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

Similarity of adj lawful

4 senses of lawful

Sense 1
lawful (vs. unlawful) -- (conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent")
       => law-abiding, observant -- ((of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit")
          Also See-> legal#1; straight#6, square#2

Sense 2
lawful, rule-governed -- (according to custom or rule or natural law)
       => regular (vs. irregular) -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

Sense 3
true (prenominal), lawful, rightful (prenominal) -- (having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king")
       => legitimate (vs. illegitimate) -- (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

Sense 4
lawful, legitimate, licit -- (authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government")
       => legal (vs. illegal) -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

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