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That is need expressed in all its amoral simplicity.
Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  lacking any sense of moral standards or principles
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amoral amorality
Synonym Comparison:  Use "immoral" to indicate behavior that violates moral standards and "amoral" to indicate a lack of moral standards to which to compare behavior.
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  • That is need expressed in all its amoral simplicity.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • She would have been perfect for Yossarian, a debauched, coarse, vulgar, amoral, appetizing slattern whom he had longed for and idolized for months.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As if this account didn’t already suffer from an overdose of amoral individuals.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Not knowing, or refusing to know, is bad, or amoral, at least.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes

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  • If man is evil by birth, he has no will, no power to change it; if he has no will, he can be neither good nor evil; a robot is amoral.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But that he was also cruel and amoral and strangely empty.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He saw that no provision had been made for him, or for Nicole, in Mrs. Speers’ plans—and he saw that her amorality sprang from the conditions of her own withdrawal.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He is the totally amoral man and I respect him for that.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • America is fat and sloppy and amoral.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Her fiction was known for its amorality, and like all authors pressed by a repeated question, she felt obliged to produce a story line, a plot of her development that contained the moment when she became recognizably herself.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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  • She must have taken it almost from under her father’s nose (it was a small store and he was his own clerk and from any point in it he could see any other point) with that amoral boldness, that affinity for brigandage of women, but more likely, or so I would like to think, by some subterfuge of such bald and desperate transparence concocted by innocence that its very simplicity fooled him.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Someone implied that she was amoral.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • An amoral opportunist.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The great challenge now facing countries throughout the world is how to find a proper balance between the efficiency and the amorality of the market.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • That she is a woman of quick temper and perhaps not always of a good disposition may be true, but that any of her friends and relatives will believe her to be an amoral woman, or one who would be a party to a criminal act I do not think.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He understood that "idle or sinful"—which was bad enough as an alternative—was no alternative at all, that the two coincided, and that to say something was spiritually and intellectually "hopeless" was merely the amoral way of saying it was "forbidden."
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had not asked to be allowed to turn his guns on the unarmed populace of Tull; had not asked to shoot Allie, her face marked by that strange, shining scar; had not asked to be faced with a choice between the obsession of his duty and his quest and criminal amorality.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Well," he said, "there have been cases—not mine, thank God—where the patient didn’t become cheerfully extroverted but became completely and cheerfully amoral."
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • We’d been friends in school, but when I told her I was engaged, she said that Valentine was selfish and hateful, that his charm masked a terrible amorality.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He looked at the door with a sensation of malevolent triumph at the thought of all those voices being defeated by the innocuous figure of his secretary, a young man expert at nothing but the art of evasion, which he practiced with the gray, rubber limpness of the amoral.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You grew up to believe that moral laws bear no relation to the job of living, except as an impediment and threat, that man’s existence is an amoral jungle where anything goes and anything works.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Evenings when Yossarian felt horny he brought Nurse Duckett to the beach with two blankets and enjoyed making love to her with most of their clothes on more than he sometimes enjoyed making love to all the vigorous bare amoral girls in Rome.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • his own clairvoyant will tempered to amoral evil’s undeviating absolute by the black willing blood with which be had crossed it) replica of his own which he had created and decreed to preside upon his absence, as you might watch a wild distracted nightbound bird flutter into the brazen and fatal lamp.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • a completely amoral person
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