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Immoral or amoral?

13 Jun

To be immoral means that you don’t conform to accepted standards of morality.

Something is amoral when it is not concerned with morality.

So nature red in tooth and claw is amoral; it has nothing to do with any moral standards.  But stealing is immoral (in a culture where it’s wrong to steal)

For more troublesome pairs, go to the category cloud to your right, or click here.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in Errors, Language use, Troublesome pairs

 

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