[ US /ˈmɔɹəɫ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɒɹə‍l/ ]
  1. concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    moral sense
    a moral scrutiny
    moral convictions
    a moral life
    a moral lesson
    a moral quandary
  2. psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect
    a moral victory
    moral support
  1. the significance of a story or event
    the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
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How To Use moral In A Sentence

  • It avoids a phony moral high ground or fake appeals to the sanctity of multilateralism. Globe and Mail
  • And the moral murder of my child is to be my punishment for daring to turn a deaf ear to the indign passion of a brute! The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • This argument is untenable from an intellectual, moral and practical standpoint.
  • Their aim is twofold: to increase productivity and to improve morale by giving employees a feeling of participation in and identification with the company. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, Functions
  • The healthy but lazy who claim incapacity benefit are just as morally bankrupt as those benefiting from offshore tax havens. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its total destruction is not a moral imperative for the human race. Times, Sunday Times
  • Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.
  • It features a group of con artists with a modicum of honour: they only steal from the greedy and the morally corrupt.
  • Getting deeper into the study of morality showed me that human nature is very much two-sided; for every bad side to our nature, there's a good one.
  • Indeed, there's reason to hope that even the most benighted moral equivocators may come to realize that the message is the exact opposite of the one they've been preaching.
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