moral

[m_ˈɒ_ɹ_əl], [mˈɒɹə͡l], [mˈɒɹə‍l]

Definitions of moral:

  1.   Practice of duties; ethics. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   Pertaining to manners or conduct; virtuous. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Pertaining to man's natural sense of what is right and proper; according to what is right and just; as, a moral life; capable of being governed by a sense of right and wrong; as, a lower animal is not a moral creature; virtuous; supported by reason; as, a moral certainty; serving to teach a lesson. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Of or belonging to the manners or conduct of men: conformed to right: virtuous: capable of moral action: subject to the moral law: instructing with regard to morals: supported by evidence of reason or probability. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Lesson enforced by anything. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   The doctrine inculcated by a fiction; practical lesson; drift. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Relating to manners or conduct; agreeable to what is right; capable of right or wrong; subject to the moral law; virtuous; just; sufficient for practical purposes. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   The lesson taught by a fiction or fable; the practical lesson which a thing is fitted or designed to convey. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   Manners; the doctrine or practice of the duties of life; moral philosophy. Moral law, the law which prescribes the moral or social duties. Moral philosophy, the science which treats of mans moral duties and social relations. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   Pert. to or founded on the practices or conduct of men with reference to right and wrong, in their intercourse with others; right; just; supported by the evidence of reason or probability; founded on experience, as a moral certainty. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   The lesson taught by, or the inner meaning of, a fable, event, etc. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12.   In pl. manners: the doctrine or practice of the duties of life: moral philosophy or ethics: conduct: in sing. the practical lesson given by anything. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13.   Morally. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for moral:

  1. Better still- your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War. – Breyten Breytenbach
  2. Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries. – Kenzaburo Oe
  3. Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. – Margaret Chase Smith
  4. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. – Margaret Chase Smith
  5. Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war. – Charles Wilson

Usage examples for moral:

  1. Then the boy said, " This story never had any moral I believe, papa?" ” – Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by W. D. Howells
  2. She knew also that at bottom he was a little afraid of her; here was her sole moral consolation. ” – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  3. Mingled with the story of football is another and higher endeavor, giving the book the best of moral tone. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. Jenny did not set herself above the world in moral matters. ” – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. “ I remember it, to be sure; but it was in my Other State: and, so far as my moral responsibility was concerned, my Other State and I were two different people. ” – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  6. But he also feels that no moral teaching can be final. ” – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  7. The story is a moral one. ” – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  8. Perhaps the man- child is born who will live to write the moral of all this- when it is too late. ” – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  9. In his moral character Henry ranks above most of the Plantagenets. ” – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  10. “ Considered as a scheme of government, it is either natural or moral – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan

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