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amoral

adjective uk   /ˌeɪˈmɒr.əl/  us   /ˌeɪˈmɔːr-/
without moral principles: Humans, he argues, are amoral and what guides them is not any sense of morality but an instinct for survival.
amorality
noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪ.mɒrˈæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-mɔːrˈæl.ə.t̬i/
The glorious thing about Almodóvar's movies is their unashamed amorality.
Translations of “amoral”
in Vietnamese phi luân lý…
in Spanish Amoral…
in Thai ไร้ศีลธรรม…
in Malaysian bebas dari akhlak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毫無道德觀念的, 沒有道德的…
in Indonesian amoral…
in Russian аморальный…
in Turkish ahlaki değer taşımayan, ahlakdışı, ahlaksız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毫无道德观念的, 没有道德的…
in Polish amoralny…
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