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mor·al·is·tic

 (môr′ə-lĭs′tĭk, mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Characterized by or displaying a concern with morality.
2. Given to making moral judgments, especially in a self-righteous or judgmental manner.

mor′al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moralistic - narrowly and conventionally moral
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"
Translations

moralistic

[ˌmɒrəˈlɪstɪk] ADJmoralizador

moralistic

[ˌmɒrəˈlɪstɪk] adj (= judgmental) → moraliste

moralistic

adjmoralisierend; (Philos) → moralistisch

moralistic

[mɒrəˈlɪstɪk] adj (pej) (attitude) → moralistico/a
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