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mor·al

 (môr′əl, mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary.
2. Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson.
3. Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life.
4. Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation.
5. Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects: a moral victory; moral support.
6. Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence: a moral certainty.
n.
1. The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event.
2. A concisely expressed precept or general truth; a maxim: likes to follow the moral "To each, his own."
3. morals Rules or habits of conduct, especially of sexual conduct, with reference to standards of right and wrong: a person of loose morals; a decline in the public morals.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mōrālis, from mōs, mōr-, custom; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′al·ly adv.
Synonyms: moral, ethical, virtuous, righteous
These adjectives mean in accord with right or good conduct. Moral applies to personal character and behavior: "Our moral sense dictates a clearcut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights" (Jimmy Carter).
Ethical stresses idealistic standards of right and wrong: "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants" (Omar Bradley).
Virtuous implies moral excellence and loftiness of character: "The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous" (Frederick Douglass).
Righteous emphasizes moral uprightness; when it is applied to actions, reactions, or impulses, it often implies justifiable outrage: "It was righteous anger that motivated letters written by whistle-blowing employees" (Sandra P. Thomas).

moral

(ˈmɒrəl)
adj
1. concerned with or relating to human behaviour, esp the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong behaviour: moral sense.
2. adhering to conventionally accepted standards of conduct
3. based on a sense of right and wrong according to conscience: moral courage; moral law.
4. having psychological rather than tangible effects: moral support.
5. having the effects but not the appearance of (victory or defeat): a moral victory; a moral defeat.
6. having a strong probability: a moral certainty.
7. (Law) law (of evidence, etc) based on a knowledge of the tendencies of human nature
n
8. the lesson to be obtained from a fable or event: point the moral.
9. a concise truth; maxim
10. (plural) principles of behaviour in accordance with standards of right and wrong
[C14: from Latin mōrālis relating to morals or customs, from mōs custom]
ˈmorally adv

mor•al

(ˈmɔr əl, ˈmɒr-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
2. conforming to accepted or established principles of right conduct (opposed to immoral); virtuous; upright: a moral man.
3. expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct: a moral novel.
4. based on fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on law, custom, etc.: moral obligations.
5. capable of recognizing and conforming to the rules of right conduct: a moral being.
6. virtuous in sexual matters; chaste.
7. of, pertaining to, or acting on the mind, feelings, will, or character: moral support.
8. based on strong probability; virtual: a moral certainty.
n.
9. the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.
10. morals, principles, standards, or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin mōrālis=mōr- (s. of mōs) usage, custom + -ālis -al1]
mor′al•ly, adv.

moral

  • iniquity - Absence of moral or spiritual values or an unjust act, it is a combination of in-, "not," and aequus, "equal, just," from Latin.
  • moral, morality - Latin mor/mos, "custom," is the starting point of moral, morality, and other related words.
  • morate - Means "well-mannered, moral, respectable."
  • epimyth - The moral of a story.

moral

moralitymorale
1. 'moral'

Moral (/mɒrəl/) can be an adjective, a count noun, or a plural noun.

When you use it as an adjective, it means 'relating to right and wrong behaviour'.

I have noticed a fall in moral standards.
It is our moral duty to stay.

The moral of a story is what it teaches you about how you should or should not behave.

The moral is clear: you must never marry for money.

Morals are principles of behaviour.

There can be no doubt about the excellence of his morals.
We agreed that business morals nowadays were very low.
2. 'morality'

Morality (/məræləti/) is the idea that some forms of behaviour are right and others are wrong.

Punishment always involves the idea of morality.
...standards of morality and justice in society.
3. 'morale'

Your morale (/mɒrɑːl/) is the amount of confidence you have when you are in a difficult or dangerous situation.

The morale of the men was good.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moral - the significance of a story or eventmoral - the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
Adj.1.moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
good - morally admirable
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
virtuous - morally excellent
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
2.moral - psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; "a moral victory"; "moral support"
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"

moral

adjective
1. ethical, social, behavioural the moral issues involved in 'playing God'
2. psychological, emotional, mental He showed moral courage in defending his ideas.
noun
1. lesson, meaning, point, message, teaching, import, significance, precept The moral of the story is let the buyer beware.
plural noun
1. morality, standards, conduct, principles, behaviour, manners, habits, ethics, integrity, mores, scruples Western ideas and morals
Quotations
"An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable" [George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman]
"Food first, then morals" [Bertolt Brecht The Threepenny Opera]

moral

adjective
1. Teaching morality:
2. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct:
3. Being on a high intellectual or moral level:
noun
1. The principle taught by a fable or parable, for example:
2. A rule or habit of conduct with regard to right and wrong or a body of such rules and habits.Used in plural:
Translations
أخْلاقيأخْلَاقِيٌّعِبْرَه، دَرْس أخْلاقيمُغْزَى
morálnímravní zásadamravnýnaučení
moralskmoralmorale
moraalinenopetus
moralanpouka
boîskapursiîferîilegur
教訓道徳の
교훈도덕적인
dorādorovėdorovingasdorovinismoralas
ētisksmorālemorāls
moralennauk
moralmoralisk
เกี่ยวกับศีลธรรมเรื่องสอนใจ
ahlakiahlâkîahlâklı-den alınacak dersders
bài học đạo đứcthuộc đạo đức

moral

[ˈmɒrəl]
A. ADJ [values, principles, issue, dilemma] → moral
I have a moral responsibility for what happenedme siento moralmente responsable de lo que ocurrió
a fall in moral standardsuna decadencia moral
moral fibrefibra f moral
on moral groundspor razones morales
the moral majorityla mayoría moral
B. N
1. (= lesson) → moraleja f
2. moralsmoralidad f
he has no moralsno tiene moralidad
C. CPD moral support Napoyo m moral
I went along with her for moral supportfui con ella para darle apoyo moral

moral

[ˈmɒrəl]
adj
[standards] → moral(e); [problem, dilemma, issue] → moral(e)
[teaching] → moral(e)
[duty] → moral(e); [courage] → moral(e)
[person] (= principled) → moral(e) (= puritanical) → moraliste moral support
nmorale f
the moral of the story → la morale de l'histoire morals
nplmorale f
Western ideas and morals → les idées et la morale occidentales
They have no morals → Il n'ont aucune morale.

moral

adj
moralisch, sittlich; support, victory, obligation, principlesmoralisch; moral valuessittliche Werte pl, → Moralvorstellungen pl; moral code (of individual)Auffassung fvon Moral; (of society)Sitten- or Moralkodex m; a moral imperativeein Gebot ntder Moral; moral standardsMoral f; moral senseGefühl ntfür Gut und Böse, moralisches Bewusstsein; moral supportmoralische Unterstützung; to give somebody moral supportjdn moralisch unterstützen; moral courageCharakter m; moral lectureMoralpredigt f
(= virtuous)integer, moralisch einwandfrei; (sexually) → tugendhaft; (= moralizing) story, bookmoralisch
it’s a moral certainty that …es ist mit Sicherheit anzunehmen, dass …; to have a moral right to somethingjedes Recht auf etw (acc)haben
n
(= lesson)Moral f; to draw a moral from somethingeine Lehre aus etw ziehen
morals pl (= principles)Moral f; his morals are different from mineer hat ganz andere Moralvorstellungen als ich; to have loose moralseine recht lockere Moral haben

moral

:
Moral Majority
n (US Pol) → moralische Mehrheit
moral philosopher
nMoralphilosoph(in) m(f)
moral philosophy
Moral Rearmament

moral

[ˈmɒrl]
1. adj (gen) → morale; (person) → di saldi principi morali
to lower moral standards → rilassare i costumi
2. n
a. (lesson) → morale f
b. morals nplprincipi mpl morali, moralità f inv

moral

(ˈmorəl) adjective
of, or relating to, character or behaviour especially right behaviour. high moral standards; He leads a very moral (= good) life.
noun
the lesson to be learned from something that happens, or from a story. The moral of this story is that crime doesn't pay.
ˈmorally adverb
moˈrality noun
morals noun plural
one's principles and behaviour. He has no morals and will do anything for money.

moral

أخْلَاقِيٌّ, مُغْزَى morální, mravní zásada moral, moralsk Moral, moralisch ηθικό δίδαγμα, ηθικός moral, moraleja moraalinen, opetus moral, morale moralan, pouka morale 教訓, 道徳の 교훈, 도덕적인 deugdzaam, moraal moral, moralsk morał, moralny moral мораль, моральный moral, moralisk เกี่ยวกับศีลธรรม, เรื่องสอนใจ ahlaki, ders bài học đạo đức, thuộc đạo đức 寓意, 道德上的

mor·al

a. moral, honesto-a, honrado-a.

moral

adj moral; — support apoyo moral
References in classic literature ?
Tell another story, Mother, one with a moral to it, like this.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
And Nature takes no account of moral consequences, of arbitrary conditions which we create, and which we feel obliged to maintain at any cost.
There are many physical as well as moral facts which corroborate this opinion, and some few that would seem to weigh against it.
For various reasons, however, and from impressions often too vaguely founded to be put on paper, the writer cherishes the belief that many, if not most, of the successive proprietors of this estate were troubled with doubts as to their moral right to hold it.
This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
The moral of which was of course the seduction exercised by the splendid young man.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
True, among the more upright and honorable whalemen allowances are always made for peculiar cases, where it would be an outrageous moral injustice for one party to claim possession of a whale previously chased or killed by another party.
Of intellectual and moral things, on the other hand, there was no limit, and one could have more without another's having less; hence "Communism in material production, anarchism in intellectual," was the formula of modern proletarian thought.
To that natural magnanimity and generosity of mind which one often marks as characteristic of the women of Kentucky, she added high moral and religious sensibility and principle, carried out with great energy and ability into practical results.
I can't tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit.