1. having no moral quality; nonmoral
2. without moral standards or principles
usage Amoral is often wrongly used where immoral is meant. Immoral is properly used to talk about the breaking of moral rules, amoral about people who have no moral code or about places or situations where moral considerations do not apply
"ethically indifferent," a hybrid formed from Gk. priv. prefix a- "not" + moral (q.v.), which is derived from Latin. First used by Robert Louis Stephenson (1850-1894) as a differentiation from immoral.