Definitions

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  • n. Lack or absence of morality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being amoral

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The characters are well developed enough, and their relentless amorality is fairly well-portrayed.

    Lip curls, eyes roll, heart reluctantly races

  • The rationale behind societal amorality is the myopic question: "How does my immoral behavior hurt you?"

    Our Pal Joey?

  • Moral ambiguity I can handle, amorality is harder for me to immerse myself in, but I want to write a fully developed villain, so I’m having to figure it out.

    Perception vs Reality « A Little Imagination

  • That is exactly why "self-sacrificing" or "altruistic" behavior is such a problem for a theory, evolution, grounded in amorality.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Not that people shouldn't be wary of others, and take precautions -- but that there is a kind of amorality to trolls which is highly creepy.

    "Trolling is basically Internet eugenics... I want everyone off the Internet. Bloggers are filth. They need to be destroyed."

  • Brian's view could be best expressed charitably as a some type of transnational amorality, meaning the US should not look after its own interests because they are no more important then the interest of any other nation-state or peoples the same with socio-political values, national security and established borders.

    What is up with Econolog? « PurpleSlog – Awesomeness & Modesty Meets Sexy

  • Usually those who dislike it have a bad reaction to Quinn's "amorality" about killing.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • Such a seemingly innocuous observation, yet as Logan evolves from student, to writer, to secret agent, to art gallery dealer, we see how it informs a kind of amorality in his character that propels him to sleep with his college mate's girlfriend and, later, the same man's wife, marry a woman he doesn't love and then push her aside when he meets the real love of his life.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Bankers and their apologists bemoaning the "amorality" of walking away from an underwater mortgage (or anything else)?

    Abnormal Returns Now

  • Dacre, who has edited the Daily Mail since 1992 and currently chairs the Press Complaints Commission's editors 'code of practice committee, made his comments at a meeting of the Society of Editors, in which he argued that Eady had a virtual monopoly over case law in the area of privacy, meaning that the common law was being shaped by his own "amorality".

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

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