moralist


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mor·al·ist

 (môr′ə-lĭst, mŏr′-)
n.
1. A teacher or student of morals and moral problems.
2. One who follows a system of moral principles.
3. One who is unduly concerned with the morals of others.

moralist

(ˈmɒrəlɪst)
n
1. (Education) a person who seeks to regulate the morals of others or to imbue others with a sense of morality
2. (Philosophy) a person who lives in accordance with moral principles
3. (Philosophy) a philosopher who is concerned with casuistic discussions of right action, or who seeks a general characterization of right action, often contrasted with a moral philosopher whose concern is with general philosophical questions about ethics
ˌmoralˈistic adj
ˌmoralˈistically adv

mor•al•ist

(ˈmɔr ə lɪst, ˈmɒr-)

n.
1. a person who practices, teaches, or inculcates morality.
2. a philosopher concerned with the principles of morality.
3. a person concerned with regulating morals, as by censorship.
[1615–25]
mor`al•is′tic, adj.
mor`al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
egalitarian, equalitarian - a person who believes in the equality of all people
elitist - someone who believes in rule by an elite group
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
utilitarian - someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
2.moralist - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and formsmoralist - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
authoritarian, dictator - a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
stickler - someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"
Translations
moralisti

moralist

[ˈmɒrəlɪst] Nmoralizador(a) m/f; (= philosopher, teacher) → moralista mf

moralist

n (Philos, fig) → Moralist(in) m(f)

moralist

[ˈmɒrəlɪst] nmoralista m/f
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"You're a great moralist, and that's the fact," said Porthos.
Shrouded in perpetual mist, men love each other better; for the only reality then is the family, and, within the family, the heart; and the greatest thoughts come from the heart--so says the moralist."
I dwell, even at the risk of tedium, on John's minutest errors, his case being so perplexing to the moralist; but we have done with them now, the roll is closed, the reader has the worst of our poor hero, and I leave him to judge for himself whether he or John has been the less deserving.
Colbert was a man in whom the historian and the moralist have an equal right.
"Oh, moralist! But you must understand, there are two women; one insists only on her rights, and those rights are your love, which you can't give her; and the other sacrifices everything for you and asks for nothing.
In the substance of his work Johnson is most conspicuously, and of set purpose, a moralist. In all his writing, so far as the subject permitted, he aimed chiefly at the inculcation of virtue and the formation of character.
For in a desire to win quickly and to win much I can see nothing sordid; I have always applauded the opinion of a certain dead and gone, but cocksure, moralist who replied to the excuse that " one may always gamble moderately ", by saying that to do so makes things worse, since, in that case, the profits too will always be moderate.
"This is the chief thing: be not perturbed," said the Pagan moralist. That was just Clare's own opinion.
A moralist might have said that at this point his mind should have been full of self-reproach for the suffering he had caused.
"I'm not a moralist, but she's a decent little woman.
The oligarchs believed their ethics, in spite of the fact that biology and evolution gave them the lie; and, because of their faith, for three centuries they were able to hold back the mighty tide of human progress--a spectacle, profound, tremendous, puzzling to the metaphysical moralist, and one that to the materialist is the cause of many doubts and reconsiderations.
Throughout them all, giving up her individuality, she would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman's frailty and sinful passion.