adjective \(ˌ)ā-ˈmr-əl, (ˌ)a-, -ˈmär-\

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

Full Definition of AMORAL

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>
:  being outside or beyond the moral order or a particular code of morals <amoral customs>
amor·al·ism \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
amo·ral·i·ty \ˌā-mə-ˈra-lə-tē, ˌa-, -(ˌ)m-\ noun
amor·al·ly \ˌā-ˈmr-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

First Known Use of AMORAL



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