amoral

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

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>

amoralism

play \-ə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

amorality

play \ˌā-mə-ˈra-lə-tē, ˌa-, -(ˌ)mȯ-\ noun

amorally

play \ˌā-ˈmȯr-ə-lē, (ˌ)a-, -ˈmär-\ adverb

Examples of amoral in a sentence

  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


AMORAL Defined for English Language Learners

amoral

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

Definition of amoral for English Language Learners

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


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