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
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.
Dark, gritty, amoral superheroes have been the norm for decades.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'amoral'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up amoral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).