immoral vs amoral

immoral amoral


  • 1) Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.
  • 2) Contrary to established moral principles.
  • 3) Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious
  • 4) deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
  • 5) not adhering to ethical or moral principles
  • 6) Contrary to good order or public welfare; inimical to the rights or common interests of others: a legal and commercial sense.
  • 7) Synonyms Illegal, Wicked, etc. See criminal.
  • 8) Not moral; not conforming to or consistent with the moral law; unprincipled; dissolute; vicious; licentious.


  • 1) of people not believing in or caring for morality and immorality
  • 2) being neither moral nor immoral
  • 3) Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral.
  • 4) Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
  • 5) Devoid of moral quality; neither moral nor immoral; non-moral.


  • 1) They're talking about immoral behaviour.
  • 2) All these incidents are illegal as well as immoral acts.
  • 3) So let me apologise now for having once lived off immoral earnings.
  • 4) Their behaviour is immoral and disgraceful in my opinion.
  • 5) Should the judiciary be introducing a law which effectively protects the immoral but legal behaviour of the rich and famous?
  • 6) It's a selfish and immoral act.
  • 7) Sir, It is the taxation of earnings that is immoral.
  • 8) Twenty years of greedy and immoral behaviour by executives made business schools examine their'moral training '.
  • 9) It contains, the blurb tells us, filthy language and immoral behaviour.
  • 10) He is immoral, unscrupulous and greedy - end of story.
  • 11) And, as we have found out since the crisis, such worship of wealth drives unethical and immoral behaviour.
  • 12) I told them I felt it was somehow immoral and wrong.
  • 13) Obama for dedicating a month to what she called the immoral behavior, that would be Gay pride month.
  • 14) ROBERTS: The big legal point here is this idea that he gave her a train ticket, brought her down from New York, interstate trafficking in women for what they call immoral purposes.
  • 15) The pope is urging them not to fill prescriptions that have what he calls immoral purposes.
  • 16) Pope Benedict XVI is urging catholic pharmacists not to fill prescriptions that have what he calls immoral purposes.
  • 17) HAMMER: You ` re not going to believe what else he said about Ellen DeGeneres and what he calls immoral move restars.
  • 18) In Saudi Arabia, religious leaders have repeatedly lashed out against movies, music, and many television shows which they call immoral and worthless.
  • 19) He said it was the Government's "responsibility to protect the people of Malaysia" from what he described as immoral Western influences.
  • 20) To say that she thinks it's immoral is a perfectly accurate report of her own ethical judgement.
  • 21) Will the ACLU try to force, with guns if necessary, citizens to associate with those who indulge in immoral behavior?
  • 22) ‘Still, is it unethical or immoral to bring an extinct species back from the dead?’
  • 23) ‘Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with sex.’
  • 24) ‘Sometimes we have to take the law into our own hands to expose the bases' illegal and immoral activities.’
  • 25) ‘Sexual behaviour is emptied of moral content and there is no warning that any type of behaviour is wrong or immoral.’
  • 26) ‘About the closest you can get to immoral behaviour was a few overdue library books.’
  • 27) ‘A number of them are unethical in their practices and some are even immoral.’
  • 28) ‘The distinction recognises that those who fight a war, even for a just cause, can do immoral things within it.’
  • 29) ‘They embarked upon one of the most unjust, immoral, and cowardly wars in history.’
  • 30) ‘To put it another way, no law should be immoral, but not all of morality should be enforced by law.’
  • 31) ‘We had a mammoth discussion on how free downloading was theft and why it was immoral to do it…’
  • 32) ‘Part of me thinks this sounds completely immoral; part of me thinks it sounds horribly thrilling.’
  • 33) ‘We do so because we recognise that unjustly taking another's property is immoral.’
  • 34) ‘Is what they're saying that all the customers coming to see my show are immoral?’
  • 35) ‘You quickly find yourself doing something totally immoral and you ask yourself: what next?’
  • 36) ‘In short, the immoral businessmen made fools out of all the honest people who pay their taxes.’
  • 37) ‘What can safely be said is that more members of this class of politician will be elected if this immoral scheme succeeds.’
  • 38) ‘Can an act be immoral if committed by an individual but moral if committed by a group?’
  • 39) ‘We are digging in for a long fight to persuade government never again to embark on such a foolhardy and immoral venture.’
  • 40) ‘The capacity of history to absolve political actors is a cynical and immoral doctrine.’
  • 41) ‘They're not only seen as polluters, but as Bad People, as selfish and immoral individuals.’


  • 1) This respect for privacy appears to some to be a rather amoral attitude.
  • 2) We need to send out a message that we do have standards and we are not an amoral society.
  • 3) He offers no excuses for his amoral characters, just explanations.
  • 4) Would-be oppressors have historically recruited whatever argument (s) are at hand to justify atrocity, whether based on the in-group's supposed superiority, the victim's supposed moral failings, supposed divine preferences, or plain amoral arbitrariness.
  • 5) That someone who could easily be amoral is portrayed with dimension is fantastic.
  • 6) Because, Tremain thought, I'm a mercenary thug who used the word amoral?
  • 7) By the way, as an Episcopalian I rather resent being called amoral for sharing in the happiness of various gay friends and relations.
  • 8) Those may be the most corrupt of all, since their expedient "make no waves" mentality was at the very least amoral, which is another way of saying immoral.
  • 9) The bashing is absurdly unfair as shown by, among other things, the fact that the critics of the so-called amoral policies of Bush have been silent when Obama says he will embrace the amoral realism practiced by previous Administrations.
  • 10) ‘Widespread as it may be, it is nevertheless a way of thinking that is profoundly amoral, unethical and indeed barbaric.’
  • 11) ‘She has been exposed as an amoral, unfeeling, self-serving, despicably conscience-less human being.’
  • 12) ‘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.’
  • 13) ‘The majority of educated Americans believe that nature is the amoral scene of Darwinian struggle.’
  • 14) ‘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.’
  • 15) ‘It's a gritty, violent, amoral action thriller with plenty of twists and some surprisingly funny moments.’
  • 16) ‘But I find it hard to get indignant about an amoral, egomaniacal novelist refusing to save the lives of two brutal killers.’
  • 17) ‘Bored, amoral and approaching middle age he has given up on life.’
  • 18) ‘She seems to be drawn to these amoral roles; indeed, it's hard to imagine her playing someone warm or empathic.’
  • 19) ‘Labour weren't elected because they exemplified these contemporary moral - or amoral - values.’
  • 20) ‘Being right doesn't make you any less of an amoral bully.’
  • 21) ‘They are amoral whereas we have a choice to be moral or immoral.’
  • 22) ‘An amoral society may have its advantages, but a fertile field for literary greatness is not one of them.’
  • 23) ‘Many think of companies as amoral, profit-hungry beasts that will do anything to promote their own selfish interests.’
  • 24) ‘The television can woo the young with superficial lifestyles, the internet can unload any kind of amoral slurry into their heads.’
  • 25) ‘They may well be venal, amoral egomaniacs, but the one thing you can pretty much guarantee is that they will be sharp-tongued.’
  • 26) ‘I wonder if, in our efforts to make our society so moral, we have, in a way, become more amoral.’
  • 27) ‘Who will follow their conscience when it conflicts with the demands of an amoral authority?’
  • 28) ‘It makes for delightfully entertaining reading, in a sort of surreal and amoral sort of way.’

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