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amoral

neither moral nor immoral; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: Sometimes lawbreakers are simply amoral.
Not to be confused with:
immoral – violating moral principles; bad; wicked: Stealing is an immoral act.
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a·mor·al

 (ā-môr′əl, ā-mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral.
2. Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.

a·mor′al·ism n.
a′mo·ral′i·ty (ā′mô-răl′ĭ-tē, -mə-) n.
a·mor′al·ly adv.
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amoral

(eɪˈmɒrəl)
adj
1. having no moral quality; nonmoral
2. without moral standards or principles
amorality n
aˈmorally adv
Usage: Amoral is often wrongly used where immoral is meant. Immoral is properly used to talk about the breaking of moral rules, amoral about people who have no moral code or about places or situations where moral considerations do not apply
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a•mor•al

(eɪˈmɔr əl, æˈmɔr-, eɪˈmɒr-, æˈmɒr-)

adj.
1. without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral.
2. lacking or indifferent to moral standards, criteria, or principles.
[1880–85]
a•mo•ral•i•ty (ˌeɪ məˈræl ɪ ti, ˌæm ə-) n.
a•mor′al•ly, adv.
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amoral

adjective unethical, nonmoral, unvirtuous The film was violent and amoral.
Usage: Amoral is sometimes confused with immoral. The a- at the beginning of the word means `without' or `lacking', so the word is properly used of people who have no moral code, or about places or situations where moral considerations do not apply: the film was violent and amoral. In contrast immoral should be used to talk about the breaking of moral rules, as in: drug dealing is the most immoral and evil of all human activities.
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Translations
amoralan

amoral

[eɪˈmɒrəl] ADJamoral
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amoral

[ˌeɪˈmɒrəl] adj [person, character] → amoral(e); [action, attitude] → amoral(e)
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amoral

adjamoralisch
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amoral

[eɪˈmɒrəl] adjamorale
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This paper argues that given the inclusion, into our value theory, of what Philip Pettit calls "robustly demanding goods," RC and KC probably survive the most important objections of the relevant kind: the new ideal world objection and the objection from reprobates and amoralists. If RC and KC can survive these objections, this is good news for those sympathetic to rule consequentialism and Kantian contractualism, as the alternative formulations of these views, which appeal to lower or variable acceptance rates, are widely agreed to face severe problems of their own.
Offering his own portrait of the Hollow Men and the One-Dimensional Man, Lewis speaks of "Men without Chests," modern amoralists (though he avoids designating them specifically as evil unlike this essay), whose moral sensibilities are shrunken to the point where they are no longer human:
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