[ US /ˌmɔɹəˈɫɪstɪk/ ]
[ UK /mˌɒɹəlˈɪstɪk/ ]
  1. narrowly and conventionally moral
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How To Use moralistic In A Sentence

  • The president-elect of the Christian Coalition announced Tuesday that he was stepping down, saying that the religious group appeared to balk at his proposals to focus on environmental and anti-poverty issues rather than on purely "moralistic" issues such as abortion. Evangelical Church Defends Obama Invitation
  • Since their interest in the past was primarily moralistic, precise knowledge of actual events and when they happened was not required.
  • Education, the most important activity of the social organism, has become rigid, moralistic, authoritarian. THE DISPOSSESSED
  • Schiller inherited Kant's philosophical thought of anthropologic ontology that took free will as the core and established his moralistic view of tragedy.
  • His talent lies in navigating thornier moralistic hinterlands.
  • We need practical approaches to preventing teen pregnancies, not moralistic ones.
  • The Economist has concerns about "the ethics and realpolitik of assassination," yet the lack of any significant international criticism of the operation against OBL's compound flies in the face of any legalistic or moralistic concerns and demonstrates that we are de facto conforming to the principle of verum esse ipsum factum Giambattista Vico, 1668-1744. Amir Madani: How to Bring Jihadist Fundamentalism to Its End
  • Any effort to exorcise these tendencies from the outside is, therefore, futile; it only gives rise to moralistic sermons and rhetorical jeremiads.
  • He handed Eleanor's book to a moralistic old bag he had once done a writing workshop with.
  • Even when these are matters of personal choice, moralistic healthism is inappropriate. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore
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