"Amoral" Or "Immoral"?

Although they sound similar amoral is distinct in meaning from immoral. While immoral means ‘not conforming to accepted standards of morality’, as in:

The council judged the film to be immoral and obscene.

amoral implies ‘not concerned with morality’, as in:

The client pays for the amoral expertise of the lawyer.


Back to Usage.

You may also be interested in:

'Climactic' or 'climatic'?

'Denote' or 'connote'?

'Phenomenon' or 'phenomena'?

See more from Usage