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unmoral

[uhn-mawr-uh l, -mor-] /ʌnˈmɔr əl, -ˈmɒr-/
adjective
1.
neither moral nor immoral; amoral; nonmoral:
Nature is unmoral.
Origin of unmoral
1835-1845
1835-45; un-1 + moral
Related forms
unmorality
[uhn-muh-ral-i-tee, -maw-] /ˌʌn məˈræl ɪ ti, -mɔ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
unmorally, adverb
Synonyms
See immoral.
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Examples from the Web for unmoral
Historical Examples
  • He was right there: Lily was not bad; she was as far from sin as she was from virtue—just a little, unmoral, very amiable animal.

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • To begin with, it is unmoral, as a novel of this kind must necessarily be.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
  • If freedom is a fiction the universe is not only unmoral, but immoral.

    The Ascent of the Soul Amory H. Bradford
  • It is as unmoral as the succession of the seasons, or the movement of the tides.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • All this habit of destructiveness is uneconomic in the best sense, unsocial, unmoral.

    The Holy Earth L. H. Bailey
  • How is it possible for a child to be unmoral and not immoral?

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
  • The conversation is of the slipperiest, and yet the impression conveyed is not that of immoral or even of unmoral writing.

  • And this Power enjoining morality was none other than the Power which in nature seemed so often unmoral and even immoral.

  • Regarded as a mere reaction for self-preservation this instinctive-emotional process is unmoral.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • Conduct which outwardly conforms to social law and social progress is unmoral rather than moral.

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for unmoral

unmoral

/ʌnˈmɒrəl/
adjective
1.
outside morality; amoral
Derived Forms
unmorality (ˌʌnməˈrælɪtɪ) noun
unmorally, adverb
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