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[non-mawr-uh l, -mor-] /nɒnˈmɔr əl, -ˈmɒr-/
having no relation to morality; neither moral nor immoral:
It was a completely nonmoral problem and involved only judgments as to efficacy.
Origin of nonmoral
First recorded in 1865-70; non- + moral
Related forms
nonmorality, noun
nonmorally, adverb
See immoral. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I cannot undo the process which has made me man, and act as the non-moral animal.

    Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
  • He is just non-moral; and right and wrong are words he does not understand.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • There was nothing rosse, non-moral about the Renaissance Italian.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • Divided, they will perish or become mere playthings in the hands of non-moral economic 'interests'.

  • Did I want diatribes on the non-moral character of women, or anything of that sort?

  • To many of the irresponsible rich, however, that little "Understand, I am non-moral" may prove of priceless worth.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
  • The characters are non-moral reprobates who lie, rob, and drink with the most unaffected sincerity.

  • Or, to put the conclusion in the fewest words: The soldier claims to be a non-moral agent.

    Military Manners and Customs James Anson Farrer
  • That is not enough, for by Nature is meant God's will for the inanimate or non-moral creation.

  • And the frankness of this well-dressed and well-spoken youth was disgusting in its very simplicity and non-moral attitude.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for non-moral


not involving or related to morality or ethics; neither moral nor immoral
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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