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mores

mo·res

mores

 
 
pronunciation:
mor eIz [or] mor iz
part of speech: plural noun
definition: the behaviors and manners accepted and expected in a social group, embodying its fundamental moral standards.
Her grandmother could not accept that mores had changed, that divorce was no longer considered shameful to most people.
synonyms:
proprieties
similar words:
amenity, conventions, customs, ethos, etiquette, morals, standards, traditions, values