amoral [ey- mawr- uh l, a- mawr-, ey- mor-, a- mor-] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral. having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a completely amoral person. Origin of amoral
First recorded in
1880–85; a- 6
moral Related forms a·mor·al·ism, noun a·mo·ral·i·ty , [ey-m uh- ral-i-tee, am- uh-] /ˌeɪ məˈræl ɪ ti, ˌæm ə-/ noun a·mor·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for amorality Contemporary Examples of amorality
Murdoch is endlessly fascinating to watch because his talents and brilliance are equaled only by his
The responses were telling in their casuistry, their
amorality, their evasiveness. Historical Examples of amorality
She consoled herself suddenly with the thought that her
amorality was a characteristic of the superman.
And this she can do without the least qualms of conscience, in virtue of her firm belief in the
amorality of political conduct. British Dictionary definitions for amorality adjective having no moral quality; nonmoral without moral standards or principles Derived Forms amorality ( ˌeɪmɒˈrælɪtɪ), noun amorally, adverb usage Amoral is often wrongly used where immoral is meant. Immoral is properly used to talk about the breaking of moral rules, amoral about people who have no moral code or about places or situations where moral considerations do not apply
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Word Origin and History for amorality adj.
"ethically indifferent," 1882, a hybrid formed from Greek privative prefix
a- "not" (see a- (3)) + moral, which is derived from Latin. First used by Robert Louis Stephenson (1850-1894) as a differentiation from immoral.
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