[mawr-uh-liz-uh m, mor-]
- the habit of moralizing.
- a moral maxim.
- emphasis, especially undue emphasis, on morality.
- the practice of morality, as distinct from religion.
Origin of moralism
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Examples from the Web for moralism
Moralism is perhaps the most widespread of all the concepts that we are now discussing.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
Both facts again are ultimately to be explained from their moralism.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)
Moralism and an apology for evil could thus be reconciled and merged in the praises of tragic experience.
How should moralism, that frowns on this wicked world, be reconciled with pantheism and optimism, that hug it to their bosom?
Thus the “moralism” sometimes traced in Hermas is apparent rather than real, for he has a deep sense of the enabling grace of God.
- the habit or practice of moralizing
- a moral saying
- the practice of moral principles without reference to religion
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