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moral

mor·al

moral

 
 
pronunciation:
mo rl [or] ma rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or concerned with the principles of right and wrong in human conduct.
Life requires us to make moral decisions.They're studying the moral teachings of Confucius.
synonyms:
ethical
similar words:
conscientious, didactic, natural
definition 2: conforming to customary principles of right or just conduct; virtuous.
The Puritans had strict ways of enforcing moral conduct.
synonyms:
good, upright, virtuous
antonyms:
corrupt, dishonorable, immoral, libertine, licentious, loose, profligate
similar words:
chaste, clean, conscientious, decent, high-minded, honest, just, proper, responsible, righteous, scrupulous, wholesome
definition 3: resulting from or based on a sense of what is right, rather than on law or custom.
Pacifists believe that no war can be a moral war.
synonyms:
ethical, just, righteous
similar words:
fair, honest, principled, right
definition 4: of, relating to, or acting on the mind or emotions.
She needed moral support from her team members to regain her confidence.
similar words:
mental, psychological
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the lesson or moral principle taught in a story or fable.
What was the moral of the story we just read?
synonyms:
lesson
similar words:
example, maxim, precept, rule, teaching
definition 2: (pl.) principles or habits of conduct with reference to standards of right and wrong.
He was not a person of high morals.
synonyms:
ethics, mores, principles, standards
similar words:
ideals, values
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