Definition of amoral in English:

amoral

Syllabification: a·mor·al
Pronunciation: /āˈmôrəl
 
/

adjective

Lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something: an amoral attitude to sex
More example sentences
  • Widespread as it may be, it is nevertheless a way of thinking that is profoundly amoral, unethical and indeed barbaric.
  • She has been exposed as an amoral, unfeeling, self-serving, despicably conscience-less human being.
  • It's taken a very amoral stand, in that essential issues are often portrayed as simply one side says this and the other side says that.
Synonyms
unprincipled, without standards, without morals, without scruples, unscrupulous, Machiavellian, unethical

Usage

See immoral (usage).

Derivatives

amorality

Pronunciation: /ˌāməˈralitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Immorality or amorality in such a system has potential consequences that reach far beyond the well being of the individual's soul.
  • Violence, profanity, and amorality all have their place in a story, if these qualities are observed or reported truths.
  • That emotion, when it comes, releases us from the amorality and nastiness of our situation as voyeurs.

amoralism

Pronunciation: /-ˌlizəm/
noun
More example sentences
  • Traditionalists tolerate a certain amount of amoralism in the market because they see the market as an important disciplining institution - a valuable tool of social order.
  • In many of his over 150 tales, he flirts with mercilessness and amoralism.
  • Another is to retreat into various shades of nihilism, cynicism or amoralism, gazing blankly at a world of stone.

amoralist

noun
More example sentences
  • If you think atheists are all miserable, nihilistic amoralists, this book should put you straight.
  • The writings of a great amoralist - a de Sade, a Stirner, a Nietzsche - can inspire a handful of murders in two centuries.
  • Many cognitivists have not found this a persuasive characterization of all amoralists.

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