from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral.
  • adj. Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.

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  • adj. being neither moral nor immoral
  • adj. not believing in or caring for morality and immorality

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Devoid of moral quality; neither moral nor immoral; non-moral.


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  • "The most sinister aspect of the chatty amoral style of the professional persuaders, is that when they are forced to refer to the helpless, psycho-analysed, dopey buyer of anything that is sold right by a pronoun, that pronoun is usually she.

    A habit-forming drug is a perfect commodity, and heroin, of which very few doses are enough to ensure the need for a regular, escalating consumption, is the paragon. In the New York subways one may see beautifully designed, five-foot-high posters showing, in four colours, back lit and immaculately photographed, all the beautiful drugs one may buy in a school playground. And above or below, that infallible sales gimmick, 'Don't'."

    - 'Body Odour And The Persuaders', Germaine Greer in Sunday Times, 1971.

    April 2, 2008