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.