The flight, which had left from Birmingham, England, on Friday, was rerouted to Toulouse, France, after the group of 27 men ignored repeated warnings from the flight crew to curb their behavior, BBC reports.
Representatives for Jet2 claim the group had been consuming alcohol at the airport prior to the flight, and that one member of the party, who was too drunk and aggressive upon boarding, was even denied admittance to the plane before it left from Birmingham.
Once the rest of the crew boarded, the group continued to display “aggressive and disruptive” behavior, though the airline did not say specifically what the behavior entailed. Jet2 did reveal, however, that the men had also been “illicitly” consuming alcohol on the plane, which contributed to their “deplorable” conduct.
今回取り上げるのはillicit / ì(l)lísɪt / です。病気や違法といったマイナスの意味が浮かびました。そこで『ジーニアス英和辞典』を参照すると「不法な，不正の，法で禁じた;(社会一般に)認められていない」とありました。気になるillegalとの違いですが、illegal, illegitimate, unlawfulなどより恥・不誠実を含意するとあります。
LDOCEでは“not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society”と定義されています。(Kiwi girl)