amoral /eɪˈmɒr(ə)l/

a

I. adjective

lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something

an amoral attitude to sex.
II. derivatives

1. amoralism
noun


2. amoralist
noun


3. amorality /eɪməˈraləti /
noun


4. amorally
adverb


usage:
Amoral is distinct in meaning from immoral: while immoral means ‘not conforming to accepted standards of morality’, amoral implies ‘not concerned with morality’. The difference is illustrated in the following two examples: the client pays for the amoral expertise of the lawyer; the council judged the film to be immoral and obscene.

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