Amoralism



not involving questions of right or wrong; without quality; neither nor immoral.
having no standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong:
a completely amoral person.
adjective
having no moral quality; nonmoral
without moral standards or principles
adj.

“ethically indifferent,” 1882, a hybrid formed from Greek privative prefix a- “not” (see a- (3)) + moral, which is derived from Latin. First used by Robert Louis Stephenson (1850-1894) as a differentiation from immoral.

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