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spirit; mood; emotional or mental condition: the morale of the soldiers
Not to be confused with:
moral – ethical: moral responsibility; lesson: the moral of a story; upright, honest, straightforward, virtuous, honorable: a moral woman


The state of the spirits of a person or group as exhibited by confidence, cheerfulness, discipline, and willingness to perform assigned tasks: The staff's morale increased when everyone was given a day off with pay.

[French, morality, good conduct, from feminine of moral, moral, from Old French; see moral.]


the degree of mental or moral confidence of a person or group; spirit of optimism
[C18: morals, from French, n. use of moral (adj)]



emotional or mental condition with respect to confidence, zeal, etc., esp. in the face of opposition, hardship, etc.
[1745–55; < French, n. use of feminine of moral moral]


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.morale - a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purposemorale - a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
2.morale - the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeedmorale - the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"


noun confidence, heart, spirit, temper, self-esteem, team spirit, mettle, esprit de corps Many pilots are suffering from low morale.


A strong sense of enthusiasm and dedication to a common goal that unites a group:
روح مَعْنَوِيَّهمَعْنَوِيَاتٌ
henkinen tila
siîferîisòrek, baráttuvilji
dvasinė būklė
chí khí


[mɒˈrɑːl] Nmoral f
morale was at an all-time lowla moral estaba más baja que nunca
to raise/lower sb's moralelevantar/bajar la moral a algn, animar/desanimar a algn


[məˈrɑːl] nmoral m
Their morale is very low → Leur moral est très bas.
to suffer from low morale → ne pas avoir le moralmorale-boosting [məˈrɑːlbuːstɪŋ] adj [win, victory] → qui regonfle le moral


nMoral f; to boost somebody’s moralejdm (moralischen) Auftrieb geben; to destroy somebody’s moralejdn entmutigen; to be a morale booster for somebodyjdm (moralischen) Auftrieb geben


[mɒˈrɑːl] nmorale m
to raise sb's morale → risollevare il morale di qn


(məˈraːl) noun
the level of courage and confidence in eg an army, team etc. In spite of the defeat, morale was still high.


مَعْنَوِيَاتٌ morálka morale Moral ηθικό moral henkinen tila moral samopouzdanje morale 士気 사기 moreel kampvilje morale ânimo настрой stridsmoral กำลังใจ moral chí khí 士气


n moral f
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