Immoral, amoral, immortal

These words sound somewhat similar but they have completely different meanings.

Immoral means wicked.

  • She was condemned for leading an immoral life.
  • The court banned the immoral movie.
  • Selling tobacco to young children is immoral.

Amoral means ‘lacking a knowledge of right and wrong.’

  • A young child is amoral. It can’t distinguish right from wrong. Wild animals are also amoral.

Immortal means ‘eternal’.

  • The soul is immortal.
  • Everyone longs to be immortal.

 

 

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