With the Pentagon concerned about fatigue and morale, a lost piece of valuable property is the last thing these families need.
Itani told me that news of the letter was awful for the morale of the opposition forces.
That Redstone rocket was meant to boost American morale after the Soviets launched Sputnik.
He knows how important the morale and the tone of the set is.
At many workplaces, food and snacks are deployed selectively – as morale builders.
For other reasons also the morale of the inhabitants improved.
On the other side defeat had seriously affected the morale of the Americans.
The morale is regarded not so much as a teaching, rather as poetry, like history.
This barrage was for the purpose of breaking up the morale of the Germans.
Obviously, morale was a loose general term for many actual conditions.
1752, "moral principles or practice," from French morale "morality, good conduct," from fem. of Old French moral "moral" (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "confidence" (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with French moral (French distinguishes le moral "temperament" and la morale "morality").