moralizing


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mor·al·ize

 (môr′ə-līz′, mŏr′-)
v. mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing, mor·al·iz·es
v.intr.
To think about or express moral judgments or reflections.
v.tr.
1. To interpret or explain the moral meaning of.
2. To improve the morals of; reform.

mor′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
mor′al·iz′er n.

moralizing

or

moralising

adj
serving as a moral lesson
n
the act or an instance of moralizing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moralizing - indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code; "his constant moralizing drove me mad"
philosophizing - the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
preachification - moralization delivered tediously in a preachy manner

moralizing

adjective
Teaching morality:
Translations

moralizing

[ˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ]
A. ADJmoralizador
B. Ninstrucción f moral, predicación f sobre la moralidad
References in classic literature ?
At night he sent off the sadly sober and moralizing chief of the Hudson's Bay Company, under a proper escort, to rejoin his people; his route branching off in a different direction.
To this it may be answered that he might have made another fortune, if he chose; and we ought to add that he was not exactly moralizing. It had come back to him simply that what he had been looking at all summer was a very rich and beautiful world, and that it had not all been made by sharp railroad men and stock-brokers.
For proper dramatic action they largely substitute ranting moralizing declamation, with crudely exaggerated passion, and they exhibit a great vein of melodramatic horror, for instance in the frequent use of the motive of implacable revenge for murder and of a ghost who incites to it.
Its story, like those of some of Shakspere's plays later, goes back ultimately to the account of one of the early reigns in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'History.' 'Gorboduc' outdoes its Senecan models in tedious moralizing, and is painfully wooden in all respects; but it has real importance not only because it is the first regular English tragedy, but because it was the first play to use the iambic pentameter blank verse which Surrey had introduced to English poetry and which was destined to be the verse-form of really great English tragedy.
Wopsle could not possibly have returned the skull, after moralizing over it, without dusting his fingers on a white napkin taken from his breast; but even that innocent and indispensable action did not pass without the comment "Wai-ter!" The arrival of the body for interment (in an empty black box with the lid tumbling open), was the signal for a general joy which was much enhanced by the discovery, among the bearers, of an individual obnoxious to identification.
But I forget that I am moralizing in the most interesting part of my tale, and your looks remind me to proceed.
A ball itself could not have been more welcome to Catherine than this little excursion, so strong was her desire to be acquainted with Woodston; and her heart was still bounding with joy when Henry, about an hour afterwards, came booted and greatcoated into the room where she and Eleanor were sitting, and said, "I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures in this world are always to be paid for, and that we often purchase them at a great disadvantage, giving ready-monied actual happiness for a draft on the future, that may not be honoured.
Trump made a statement in a recent interview with the Post that illustrates his use of selective outrage and moralizing rhetoric when it suits his purpose:
In this study of style and moralizing in Victorian literature and criticism, she extols the virtues of using computational analysis and digital analysis to examine Victorian literature.
The first kind treats the events as a backdrop in order to tell a moralizing story, ultimately cheapening not just the tragedy but the power of the stories rooted in this history.
Therefore, before we engage ourselves in deep moralizing, with surge of distress for the events in Europe and beyond, we better ask ourselves for the motives which caused the "demo-Christians" from DPMNE and the "honorable believers" from BDI to easy forget about our domestic black spots: the missing persons from 2001, concludes Zekoli.
Rather than moralizing about what we should or should not do -- based on some religious given--we might do better to begin with Loeb 's insight, hidden somewhere in the middle of the book, that the problems of our society ultimately hurt us all.