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adjective as in conscienceless

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The chill truth at the center of this performance is that love of life is utterly, and sometimes destructively, amoral.

It opens in Morocco, swerves to New York and ends up in the cool amoral vacuity familiar to fans of Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels.

It’s understandable if the creators wanted to avoid imposing too much political significance on the actions of an amoral sadist.

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The Russos’ gallows bonhomie could be a conscious or subconscious nod to Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, the rare junkie movie that does work, offsetting heroin-use horrors with the right amount of amoral energy.

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Such power must first be accumulated for amoral reasons before it can be used for moral reasons.

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Blame the African countries and the amoral people who go into the savannahs and the forests and slaughter the animals.

And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we.

If I were an ambitious, amoral politician looking for higher office, I'd sign up with the GOP.

I think he's better understood as a scientist who is simply amoral.

Beastie John Avlon put it well: He's "a deeply moral man who happens to be amoral when it comes to politics."

A hum of understanding and approval ran through the court; the intellect is profoundly amoral.

Iago has been described as immoral; he does not seem to me to be immoral, but amoral, as the intellect always is.

Without a grounding in praxis, the content and activity of nursing science becomes amoral and meaningless.

At one end were the amoral characters whose excesses became steadily worse as the situation blackened.

In all these encounters, Krishna shows himself completely amoral, achieving his ends by the very audacity of his means.


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On this page you'll find 352 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to amoral, such as: immoral, ruthless, unconscionable, unethical, and unprincipled.

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