moral ambiguity


: a lack of certainty about whether something is right or wrong

Examples of moral ambiguity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overly complicated, overly stylized and often boring, Park and co-creator Don McKellar can't coalesce the series' shifting timelines, disparate characters, cartoonish costuming and moral ambiguity into a story that pulls you in. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2024 Fring’s illicit power and reign of terror established a spectrum of villainy to measure against Walter White and Saul Goodman’s moral ambiguity. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2024 But Denis Villeneuve's engrossing psychological drama rises above your standard Netflix fare, exploring moral ambiguity and the ultimate price of seeking vengeance. Kevin Jacobsen and Sammi Burke,, 17 Nov. 2023 This lack of moral ambiguity extends to the filmmaking: The bad guys are very bad and the good guys are Jason Statham. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 Coming-of-age feature The Line explores the moral ambiguity of loyalty to tradition, as seen through a college sophomore in the throes of fraternity culture. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 18 Apr. 2023 Even the Holocaust, about which no moral ambiguity should be possible, became for Mandelbaum a wellspring of self-doubt and paranoia. Jason Farago, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Open-mindedness, even to the point of moral ambiguity, is one of the chief values Smith shares with her literary contemporaries. Adam Kirsch, Harper's Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 Beyond capturing panic in the streets with cinéma-vérité flourishes, the film was an exploration of moral ambiguity. Adam Bernstein,, 7 Aug. 2023

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“Moral ambiguity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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