unmoral vs amoral vs immoral

unmoral amoral immoral

Definitions

  • 1) rare Not moral.
  • 2) rare Not applicable for moral consideration.
  • 3) Unrelated to moral or ethical considerations; nonmoral.
  • 4) Having no moral quality; amoral.
  • 5) Having no moral perception, quality, or relation; involving no idea of morality; -- distinguished from both moral and immoral.

Definitions

  • 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.

Definitions

  • 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.

Examples

  • 1) The average Parisienne of the street is not immoral; she is unmoral, that is to say she has no morals because she never did have any.
  • 2) Then the whole spawn of so-called unmoral romances, which imagine a world where the sins of sense are unvisited by the penalties following, swift or slow, but inexorably sure, in the real world, are deadly poison: these do kill.
  • 3) This girl of twenty had developed into a supreme instance of the "unmoral" woman, the conscienceless egoist, morally colour-blind, vain, lewd, the intelligence quick and alert but having no influence whatever on conduct.
  • 4) My favorite was the sweet faced Alice of the 'unmoral' pair. (click on image to enlarge)
  • 5) Like the hosts of more learned thinkers before her, she concluded that the universe was unmoral and without concern for men.
  • 6) Clear-eyed, from her childhood days with the saloonkeeper Cady and Cady's good-natured but unmoral spouse, she had observed, and, later, generalized much upon sex.
  • 7) Was, then, woman the utterly unmoral creature as depicted by the
  • 8) I was twenty, and she a mad, wanton creature, wonderful and unmoral and filled with life to the brim.
  • 9) She would not mind that the universe was unmoral, that there was no God, no immortality.
  • 10) ‘Society regarded this victory over sex as its greatest triumph, and the historian readily admitted it, since the moral issue, for the moment did not concern who was studying the relations of unmoral force.’
  • 11) ‘Sex has long been viewed as something evil and unmoral by the church.’
  • 12) ‘The band's lyrics and lifestyle are about as unmoral as one can get.’
  • 13) ‘So while it is not necessarily moral or unmoral to do drugs, the consequences of your actions are moral or unmoral regardless of whether or not they come about by natural means or artificial ones.’
  • 14) ‘The reason for his choice of unmoral means to build a moral society is not logical.’

Examples

  • 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.’

Examples

  • 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.’
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