Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition and 1963. Webster Dictionary 1828.


  1. without ethical quality;

F&W 1895

  1. not subject to or concerned with moral or ethical judgments or distinctions.
  2. Lacking a sense of right and wrong;
    lacking moral responsibility.


adv [L] not

This word is sued in the English language as a prefix only,
for giving a negative sense to words;
as a non residence, non performance, non-existance, non-payment, etc.

Webster 1828

The prefix a

In some words of Greek original,
a is a privative, giving to them a negative sense, as in anonymous.

Webster 1828