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Word: amoral

Definition: nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong


Sentences Containing 'amoral'

Although Anthony displayed increasingly regular signs of schizophrenia with paranoid tendencies, his father refused to allow him to be treated by psychiatrists, a profession he believed to be "amoral".
Dale, unlike any of the other survivors, maintained his humanity to the very end of his waking life—but even he couldn't choose not to come back as something amoral and inhuman.
Impact. Stagger Lee has become an archetype, the embodiment of a tough black man; one who is sly, streetwise, cool, lawless, amoral, potentially violent, and who defies white authority.
In keeping with Lovecraft's precept of an amoral cosmos, the "Forces of Light" are in fact not humanity's allies but merely the enemies of "Forces of Darkness".
Rourke had a role in the film version of "The Informers", playing Peter, an amoral former studio security guard who plots to kidnap a small child.
Similarly, many critics exalt stories which feature a lone hero fighting for his ideals against an inert and amoral system.
To this effect, Lenin’s doctrine that the state should be much more tolerant towards amoral or even criminal priests rather than those of good moral standing, was interpreted such that popular clergymen were removed, imprisoned or killed wherever it was deemed feasible.

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