Immoral vs Eichmann - What's the difference?

immoral | eichmann |


As an adjective immoral

is not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.

As a noun eichmann is

one who willingly participates in immoral or destructive actions without ethical qualms because the actions are acceptable to society.

immoral

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.
  • Usage notes

    * Said of people, deeds, groups, traditions, or practices.

    Synonyms

    * wicked * unjust * dishonest * vicious * licentious

    Antonyms

    * moral

    eichmann

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who willingly participates in immoral or destructive actions without ethical qualms because the actions are acceptable to society.
  • * 1968 , William Phillips, A sense of the present
  • Hence, no special moral or political perversion is required to produce an Eichmann ; it might be said that there are thousands of potential Eichmanns.
  • * 1992 , Ian Shapiro, Political Criticism
  • Their arguments usually involve holding variants of the claim that the life of an Eichmann or a Stalin could not have been an integrated one...
  • * 1996 , Lenore Langsdorf, Stephen H Watson, E Marya Bower, Phenomenology, interpretation, and community?
  • One can imagine an Eichmann who was capable of questioning the meaning of this or that defense for his actions that he might give...
  • * 2004 , Alan P. Lightman, Daniel R Sarewitz, Christina Desser, Living with the Genie: essays on technology and the quest for human mastery?
  • Does the notion of a scientific gaze and the impersonality of method allow for an Eichmann in the scientist in all of us?
  • * 2005 , Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi, The worlds of Herman Kahn: the intuitive science of thermonuclear war?
  • "I've been accused of playing an Eichmann -like role in supporting an evil policy."

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