Definition of immoralism in English:



  • [mass noun] A system of thought or behaviour that does not accept moral principles.

    • ‘The extremism of Nietzsche's immoralism was in his proclaiming that morality could no longer be rooted in human nature, because in the future human nature would be transformed, if not abolished altogether.’
    • ‘She begins with a preliminary account of Plato's response to immoralism in the first two books of the Republic.’
    • ‘Despite the inconsistency, they think that Thrasymachus is ultimately advocating an immoralism since justice is defined as ‘another's good,’ i.e., the advantage of the stronger tyrant.’
    • ‘But his aesthetic immoralism remained in substance unchanged - it only bowed down before the rule of dogmatic Christianity.’
    • ‘Given what was said about immoralism, moralism must be advocating the pro tanto principle that a work is aesthetically good insofar as it is ethically good, but this does not determine its aesthetic value, all things considered.’


Early 20th century: suggested by German Immoralismus.