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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society.

Usage examples (25)
  • The illicit substance was stopped by border police.
  • An illicit association with his secretary
  • Impeach him for personal use of a government vehicle to engage in illicit affairs.
  • He has denied any involvement in illicit activities and said he ran a legitimate business. for more
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  • The criminal tried to "elicit" (to draw forth, to evoke) a response from the police by committing two "illicit" (unlawful) acts.
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