Definition of amoral
1a : having or showing no concern about whether behavior is morally right or wrong amoral politicians an amoral, selfish personb : being neither moral nor immoral; specifically : lying outside the sphere to which moral judgments apply Science as such is completely amoral. — W. S. Thompson
2 : being outside or beyond the moral order or a particular code of morals amoral customs
amoralismplay \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
amoralityplay \ˌā-mə-ˈra-lə-tē, ˌa-, -(ˌ)mȯ-\ noun
amorallyplay \ˌā-ˈmȯr-ə-lē, (ˌ)a-, -ˈmär-\ adverb
Recent Examples of amoral from the Web
Though there's some irony overkill via a roving madman quoting various American presidents between scenes, the story avoids easy moralizing and overwrought symbology, ultimately asking us to ponder interpersonal responsibility in an amoral world.
There are lot of downsides to electing an amoral, xenophobic demagogue with a history of borrowing large sums of money from Russian banks and a (related?) fondness for Vladmir Putin.
That's exactly the kind of empty, amoral, entirely performative politics that can lead to disaster.
Mr. Owens lends weary, granitic power, but the moral — that is to say, amoral — center is provided by Christopher Purves, who plays the bitter, grasping Alberich as chillingly human.
Kissinger is both celebrated as a realist statesman and reviled as an amoral meddler in the affairs of foreign countries.
Yet beyond the horror, the true insight is that intense curiosity about the world is amoral.
At the same time, an Israeli prosecutor begins delving into Norman’s way of winning friends and influencing people, which not only might be amoral and unethical but illegal.
Ethics, however, for Rich, stood at a remove from amoral sonic pleasure.
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