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I don't have some sort of moral dilemma with coming as a guest to an event or a fashion show.
Derek Blasberg

Meaning of "moral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MORAL

From Latin mōrālis relating to morals or customs, from mōs custom.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MORAL

moral  [ˈmɒrəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Moral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Moral

A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim.

Definition of moral in the English dictionary

The first definition of moral in the dictionary is concerned with or relating to human behaviour, esp the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong behaviour. Other definition of moral is adhering to conventionally accepted standards of conduct. Moral is also based on a sense of right and wrong according to conscience.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MORAL


amoral
eɪˈmɒrəl
Balmoral
bælˈmɒrəl
borel
ˈbɒrəl
borrel
ˈbɒrəl
coral
ˈkɒrəl
extrafloral
ˌɛkstrəˈflɒrəl
forel
ˈfɒrəl
hydrocoral
ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl
immoral
ɪˈmɒrəl
laurel
ˈlɒrəl
nonmoral
nɒnˈmɒrəl
premoral
priːˈmɒrəl
quarrel
ˈkwɒrəl
sorrel
ˈsɒrəl
unmoral
ʌnˈmɒrəl
worral
ˈwɒrəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MORAL

morainic
moral hazard
moral majority
moral philosophy
Moral Rearmament
moral support
moral theology
moral victory
morale
morale booster
morale-boosting
moralisation
moraliser
moralising
moralism
moralist
moralistic
moralistically
moralities
morality

WORDS THAT END LIKE MORAL

antitumoral
choral
clitoral
corporal
doctoral
electoral
femoral
floral
humoral
littoral
loral
mayoral
oral
pastoral
pectoral
postdoctoral
rectoral
sectoral
temporal
tumoral

Synonyms and antonyms of moral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MORAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «moral» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of moral

Translation of «moral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MORAL

Find out the translation of moral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of moral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «moral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

道德上的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

moral
570 millions of speakers

English

moral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नैतिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أخْلَاقِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

моральный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

moral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৈতিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Moral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

moralisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道徳の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도덕적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Moral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc đạo đức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தார்மீக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नैतिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

manevi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

morale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

moralny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

моральний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

etic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηθικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

morele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

moralisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

moralsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of moral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MORAL»

The term «moral» is very widely used and occupies the 6.862 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MORAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «moral» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «moral» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about moral

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10 QUOTES WITH «MORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word moral.
1
Lord Acton
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
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Samuel Adams
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
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Rosecrans Baldwin
Thanksgiving, our eminent moral holiday, doesn't have much for children. At its heart are conversation, food, drink, and fellowship - all perks of adulthood.
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Lester Bangs
And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that's like basically good.
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Ezra Taft Benson
False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds.
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Derek Blasberg
I don't have some sort of moral dilemma with coming as a guest to an event or a fashion show.
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Paul Bloom
Relying on the face might be human nature - even babies prefer to look at attractive people. But, of course, judging someone based on the geometry of his features is, from a moral and legal standpoint, no better than judging him based on the color of his skin.
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Norman Borlaug
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
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Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Frankly, right is right and wrong is wrong, particularly when a parent is talking to a child. A bright line around moral responsibility is very important.
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Geraldine Brooks
Moral certainty can deafen people to any truth other than their own.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MORAL»

Discover the use of moral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to moral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.
Sam Harris, 2011
2
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Second ...
In this classic text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably ...
George Lakoff, 2010
3
Cicero: On Moral Ends
An accessible 2001 translation of Cicero's important work on ethics.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Julia Annas, 2001
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Folk Devils and Moral Panics
Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
Stanley Cohen, 2011
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Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, William Patry lays bare how we got to where we are: a bloated, punitive legal regime that has strayed far from its modest, but important roots.
William Patry, 2009
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Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Joan C. Tronto, 1993
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Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey
Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way
William J. Bennett, 1995
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Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Ethics and moral philosophy is an area of particular interest today. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area.
Thom Brooks, 2011
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The Moral Laboratory: Experiments Examining the Effects of ...
Through the ages philosophers, writers, and literary scholars have suggested it affects norms, empathic ability, self-concept, beliefs, etc. This book examines what we actually know about these effects.
Jèmeljan Hakemulder, 2000
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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.
Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term moral is used in the context of the following news items.
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'It's a moral obligation'
The most important climate conference of this decade will take place in Paris at the end of the year. In an interview, French COP21 delegate ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
2
Why John Kasich's moral concern for the poor isn't enough
The insufficiency is a matter of concrete results: Admirable moral stances are, by themselves, of little use if uncoupled from economic know-how ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
3
The Moral Legacies of Two Very Different Women
Two prominent women. They were both 88 years old, well known and highly respected in their spheres, yet they held two completely different ... «Christian Post, Jul 15»
4
Ashley Madison hackers take 'moral high ground'
JOHANNESBURG – The Ashley Madison hackers said they're taking the moral high ground by threatening to publish nude photos and sexual ... «Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
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Ashley Madison: 'Moral' hacking or old-fashioned stealing? (+video)
2015 will be a banner year for cyber thieves, warns an expert. Did morality really motivate the Ashley Madison hackers, or just profit? «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
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'Shrek the Musical' offers a moral about not judging
“People who bring kids, afterwards they might want to talk about the moral of the story, about how judging someone by appearance is not the ... «Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Jul 15»
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Tahlequah native learns 'reddening' of state related to 'moral
Oklahoma has long been a conservative populace, with a seeming affinity for one-party rule – for much of its history under the Democrats, but ... «Tahlequah Daily Press, Jul 15»
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The culture of poverty is a moral concern
We have been following the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals, the formulation of the new sustainable development goals, and ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
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FIRST DRAFT: Moral panic fuels powdered alcohol ban
But Illinois politicians sure are and they seem to be convinced it will destroy the very moral fabric of society. They're so certain, in fact, that not a ... «The Times, Jul 15»
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Predatory lending is a moral issue
The statistics are staggering, but even more important is that payday lending is a moral issue. Usury is prohibited in texts of all religions, and ... «Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Moral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/moral>. Dec 2019 ».
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