Definition of amoral in English:



  • Lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.

    ‘an amoral attitude to sex’
    • ‘I wonder if, in our efforts to make our society so moral, we have, in a way, become more amoral.’
    • ‘Being right doesn't make you any less of an amoral bully.’
    • ‘She has been exposed as an amoral, unfeeling, self-serving, despicably conscience-less human being.’
    • ‘Bored, amoral and approaching middle age he has given up on life.’
    • ‘Maybe the trouble is that I went to one of those amoral left-wing universities on the east coast.’
    • ‘They may well be venal, amoral egomaniacs, but the one thing you can pretty much guarantee is that they will be sharp-tongued.’
    • ‘Labour weren't elected because they exemplified these contemporary moral - or amoral - values.’
    • ‘Ray is the sort of amoral lech we could never believe we'd ever fall for, right up until we're walking through the bedroom doors.’
    • ‘Who will follow their conscience when it conflicts with the demands of an amoral authority?’
    • ‘Widespread as it may be, it is nevertheless a way of thinking that is profoundly amoral, unethical and indeed barbaric.’
    • ‘She seems to be drawn to these amoral roles; indeed, it's hard to imagine her playing someone warm or empathic.’
    • ‘It's a gritty, violent, amoral action thriller with plenty of twists and some surprisingly funny moments.’
    • ‘Many think of companies as amoral, profit-hungry beasts that will do anything to promote their own selfish interests.’
    • ‘They are amoral whereas we have a choice to be moral or immoral.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The majority of educated Americans believe that nature is the amoral scene of Darwinian struggle.’
    • ‘But I find it hard to get indignant about an amoral, egomaniacal novelist refusing to save the lives of two brutal killers.’
    • ‘It makes for delightfully entertaining reading, in a sort of surreal and amoral sort of way.’
    • ‘An amoral society may have its advantages, but a fertile field for literary greatness is not one of them.’
    • ‘The television can woo the young with superficial lifestyles, the internet can unload any kind of amoral slurry into their heads.’
    unprincipled, without standards, without morals
    unethical, without scruples, unscrupulous
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