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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.
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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
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mor•al•ist(ˈmɔr ə lɪst, ˈmɒr-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems|
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 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"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (Philos, fig) → Moralist(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
moralist[ˈmɒrəlɪst] n → moralista m/f
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