Immoral vs Recidivous - What's the difference?

immoral | recidivous |


As adjectives the difference between immoral and recidivous

is that immoral is not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law while recidivous is prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.

immoral

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.
  • Usage notes

    * Said of people, deeds, groups, traditions, or practices.

    Synonyms

    * wicked * unjust * dishonest * vicious * licentious

    Antonyms

    * moral

    recidivous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
  • * 1970 , Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Akha and Miao , p 336 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TDtwAAAAMAAJ&q=recidivous&dq=recidivous&lr=&pgis=1]:
  • Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
  • Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
  • * 2002 , F. Hagenm├╝ller, M. P. Manns, H. G. Musmann, Medical Imaging in Gastroenterology and Hepatology , p 72 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EiyIxc_gNvEC&pg=PA72&dq=recidivous&lr=]
  • In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.