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amoral

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adjective amor·al \(ˌ)ā-ˈmȯr-əl, (ˌ)a-, -ˈmär-\

Simple Definition of amoral

  • : having or showing no concern about whether behavior is morally right or wrong

Full Definition of amoral

  1. 1 a :  being neither moral nor immoral; specifically :  lying outside the sphere to which moral judgments apply <science as such is completely amoral — W. S. Thompson> b :  lacking moral sensibility <infants are amoral>

  2. 2 :  being outside or beyond the moral order or a particular code of morals <amoral customs>

amor·al·ismplay \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
amo·ral·i·typlay \ˌā-mə-ˈra-lə-tē, ˌa-, -(ˌ)mȯ-\ noun
amor·al·lyplay \ˌā-ˈmȯr-ə-lē, (ˌ)a-, -ˈmär-\ adverb

Examples of amoral

  1. He is an amoral, selfish person pursuing his own goals.

  2. a cynical and amoral way of competing for business



1779

First Known Use of amoral

1779


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