Moral

Definitions of "Moral"

Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character. adjective

Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior. adjective

Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous. adjective

Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong. adjective

Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects. adjective

Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence. adjective

The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event. noun

A concisely expressed precept or general truth; a maxim. noun

Rules or habits of conduct, especially of sexual conduct, with reference to standards of right and wrong. noun

To moralize.

Of or pertaining to rules of right conduct; concerning the distinction of right from wrong; ethical. In this sense moral is opposed to non-moral, which denotes the absence of ethical distinctions.

In accord with, or controlled by, the rules of right conduct: opposed to immoral. In this sense moral is often used specifically of conduct in the sexual relation.

The word "Moral" in example sentences

If we are going to debate the question whether there is a need for moral principles, we need some idea of what we mean by a ˜moral principle™. Moral Particularism

Assuming an action has moral worth only if it expresses a good will, such actions have no genuine ˜moral worth™. Kant's Moral Philosophy

What I mean by "Moral Primary" is a moral concept which need not be justified on the basis of any other * moral* premise. The Genius of Isaac Bashevis Singer

And see you not how the mighty engine of _moral power_ is dragging in its rear the Bible and peace societies, anti-slavery and temperance, sabbath schools, moral reform, and missions? or to adopt another figure, do not these seven philanthropic associations compose the beautiful tints in that bow of promise which spans the arch of our moral heaven? The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

And see you not how the mighty engine of _moral power_ is dragging in its rear the Bible and peace societies, anti-slavery and temperance, sabbath schools, moral reform, and missions? or to adopt another figure, do not these seven philanthropic associations compose the beautiful tints in that bow of promise which spans the arch of our moral heaven? The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

And see you not how the mighty engine of _moral power_ is dragging in its rear the Bible and peace societies, anti-slavery and temperance, sabbath schools, moral reform, and missions? or to adopt another figure, do not these seven philanthropic associations compose the beautiful tints in that bow of promise which spans the arch of our moral heaven? The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

And see you not how the mighty engine of _moral power_ is dragging in its rear the Bible and peace societies, anti-slavery and temperance, sabbath schools, moral reform, and missions? or to adopt another figure, do not these seven philanthropic associations compose the beautiful tints in that bow of promise which spans the arch of our moral heaven? The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

_Beautiful_, for instance, is said not only of a successful expression, but also of a scientific truth, of an action successfully achieved, and of a moral action: thus we talk of an _intellectual beauty_, of a _beautiful action_, of a _moral beauty_. Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

It is the moral strength, or, at any rate, the _moral consciousness_ which struck and surprised me so much in the poems. A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1

The less complete reaction from sophistic teaching attempted only such reconstruction of the moral point of view as should recover a law or principle of general and universally cogent character, whereon might be built anew a _moral_ order without attempting to extend the inquiry as to a universal principle into the regions of abstract truth or into physics. A Short History of Greek Philosophy

If such evidences were unequivocal, then indeed the argument which they would establish to an intelligent cause of nature would be almost irresistible; for the fact of the external world being in harmony with the moral nature of man would be unaccountable except on the supposition of both having derived their origin from a common _moral_ source; and morality implies intelligence. A Candid Examination of Theism

"What is the moral of it?" drawled Mrs. Cathcart, with the first syllable of _moral_ very long and very gentle. Adela Cathcart, Volume 1

Wishing to give to the moral law a _religious_ character, we run the risk of taking from it its _moral_ character. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

And see you not how the mighty engine of _moral power_ is dragging in its rear the Bible and peace societies, anti-slavery and temperance, sabbath schools, moral reform, and missions? or to adopt another figure, do not these seven philanthropic associations compose the beautiful tints in that bow of promise which spans the arch of our moral heaven? An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

We answer, fourthly, that when a "moral necessity" or _moral inability_ is spoken of by divines as making sin certain and inevitable in the case of man, we must carefully distinguish between the _constitution_ and the Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws

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