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immoral/inmoral/nonmoral/unmoral/amoral #1 (permalink) Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:53 am   immoral/inmoral/nonmoral/unmoral/amoral
 

It is............... to abuse alcohol.

A amoral B inmoral
C unmoral D immoral
E nonmoral

The right answer is: immoral.
What is the difference between : immoral and others, and between each of them?

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immoral/inmoral/nonmoral/unmoral/amoral #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:40 pm   immoral/inmoral/nonmoral/unmoral/amoral
 

"immoral" implies that the concept of morality is understood and accepted, and an action is counter to it. "amoral" means lacking any framework of morality. "immoral" is a more common word.

"nonmoral" and "unmoral" look unusual to me, and to me mean nothing other than "not moral".

"inmoral" is not a word.

Interesting graph: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=nonmoral%2Camoral%2Cimmoral%2Cunmoral&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3
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