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[uhn-mawr-uh l, -mor-]
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  1. neither moral nor immoral; amoral; nonmoral: Nature is unmoral.
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Origin of unmoral

First recorded in 1835–45; un-1 + moral
Related formsun·mo·ral·i·ty [uhn-muh-ral-i-tee, -maw-] /ˌʌn məˈræl ɪ ti, -mɔ-/, nounun·mor·al·ly, adverb


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Examples from the Web for unmoral

Historical Examples

  • To begin with, it is unmoral, as a novel of this kind must necessarily be.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street

    Grant Martin Overton

  • It is as unmoral as the succession of the seasons, or the movement of the tides.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

  • So far there is nothing essentially moral or unmoral about him.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • He is unmoral because he never had any morals to begin with.

  • The atmosphere in which she was raised had been unmoral; it had not been consciously immoral.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

British Dictionary definitions for unmoral


  1. outside morality; amoral
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Derived Formsunmorality (ˌʌnməˈrælɪtɪ), noununmorally, adverb
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