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mor·al

 (môr′əl, mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary.
2. Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson.
3. Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life.
4. Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation.
5. Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects: a moral victory; moral support.
6. Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence: a moral certainty.
n.
1. The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event.
2. A concisely expressed precept or general truth; a maxim: likes to follow the moral "To each, his own."
3. morals Rules or habits of conduct, especially of sexual conduct, with reference to standards of right and wrong: a person of loose morals; a decline in the public morals.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mōrālis, from mōs, mōr-, custom; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′al·ly adv.
Synonyms: moral, ethical, virtuous, righteous
These adjectives mean in accord with right or good conduct. Moral applies to personal character and behavior: "Our moral sense dictates a clearcut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights" (Jimmy Carter).
Ethical stresses idealistic standards of right and wrong: "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants" (Omar Bradley).
Virtuous implies moral excellence and loftiness of character: "The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous" (Frederick Douglass).
Righteous emphasizes moral uprightness; when it is applied to actions, reactions, or impulses, it often implies justifiable outrage: "It was righteous anger that motivated letters written by whistle-blowing employees" (Sandra P. Thomas).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.morally - with respect to moral principles; "morally unjustified"
2.morally - in a moral manner; "he acted morally under the circumstances"
amorally, immorally - without regard for morality; "he acted immorally when his own interests were at stake"
Translations
أخلاقِيّاً
morálněmravně
moralskt
erkölcsilegerkölcsösen
siîferîilega
morálne
moralno
ahlâklı şekilde

morally

[ˈmɒrəlɪ] ADV [superior, responsible] → moralmente; [right, wrong] → desde el punto de vista moral; [act, behave] → moralmente, éticamente
a morally bankrupt societyuna sociedad en bancarrota moral

morally

[ˈmɒrəli] adv
[live, behave] → moralement
[responsible] → moralement
to be morally responsible for sth → être moralement responsable de qch
to hold sb morally responsible for sth → tenir qn moralement responsable de qch
I hold you morally responsible for her death → Je vous tiens moralement responsable de sa mort.moral support (= encouragement) nsoutien m moral
to give sb moral support → apporter à qn un soutien moralmoral victory nvictoire f morale

morally

adv
(= ethically)moralisch; I am morally certain that …ich bin moralisch überzeugt, dass …
(= virtuously)integer, moralisch einwandfrei; (sexually) → tugendhaft

morally

[ˈmɒrəlɪ] adv (act) → moralmente
morally wrong → moralmente sbagliato/a

moral

(ˈmorəl) adjective
of, or relating to, character or behaviour especially right behaviour. high moral standards; He leads a very moral (= good) life.
noun
the lesson to be learned from something that happens, or from a story. The moral of this story is that crime doesn't pay.
ˈmorally adverb
moˈrality noun
morals noun plural
one's principles and behaviour. He has no morals and will do anything for money.
References in classic literature ?
5) Moreover, in the Cyclic poems epic is clearly degenerating morally -- if the expression may be used.
Dead to her uncle, who had renounced her; dead to the servants of the house, who had failed to recognise her; dead to the persons in authority, who had transmitted her fortune to her husband and her aunt; dead to my mother and my sister, who believed me to be the dupe of an adventuress and the victim of a fraud; socially, morally, legally-- dead.
Things are censured either as impossible, or irrational, or morally hurtful, or contradictory, or contrary to artistic correctness.
Yes, a man in the nineteenth century must and morally ought to be pre-eminently a characterless creature; a man of character, an active man is pre-eminently a limited creature.
I fear I am not truly brave myself, for though when under fire, so far as I can recollect, I behaved as others, morally I seem to be deficient.
Morally, as well as physically, it must be said of Lady Lydiard that her outward side was her worst side.
The whole evidence points to the inference that more than one man was concerned in this crime--and the circumstances, I repeat, morally justify the conclusion that the Indians committed it.
And here, in his late decline, the lost one had come back out of his long and strange misfortune, and was thrown on her sympathy, as it seemed, not merely for the bread of his physical existence, but for everything that should keep him morally alive.
I'm just a plain man and nae dancing master; and I'm tryin to be as ceevil as it's morally possible.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
But if I were sure they were raving--as I am morally certain one, at least, of them is down with fever--I should leave this camp, and at whatever risk to my own carcass, take them the assistance of my skill.
All the physically or morally weak had long since been left behind and only the flower of the army- physically and mentally- remained.