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Moral Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
  • concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
  • psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; "a moral victory"; "moral support"
  • adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"; "had the moral courage to stand alone"
  • arising from the sense of right and wrong; "a moral obligation"
  • relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics; "moral philosophy"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"

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Moral Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Morality is the concept of doing the right thing. Morals are basic guidelines for living. Many people have written about ways of choosing what the right thing is. Some believe that there is an objective (true even if you do not agree with it) morality, often thinking it was set out by God or another similar being; others think that morality is subjective (that what is good or bad is a community choice).

People can learn morals from religion, parents, friends, school, books, or from ethical traditions. People that teach or follow morals are called moralists.

It can also be a lesson that someone learns in a book or story. It is usually one line at the end of the story ("The moral of this story is....."). Fables are stories with a moral.

The opposite of "moral" is "immoral", meaning the wrong thing to do. "Amoral" means something that is not related to morality, or has no morally good or bad aspect to it. It is the same as "morally neutral".

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'Moral' example sentence in quotations

* The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. - H.L. Mencken

* It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert Humphrey

* An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. - George Bernard Shaw

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