- to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, especially in a self-righteous or tiresome way.
Origin of moralize
Examples from the Web for moralization
The moralization of the Gods will follow as a matter of course.The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
The entire revealing process can be looked upon as one long story of the moralization of the idea of God.Understanding the Scriptures
As M. Millerand expressed it, this law was “a measure of moralization, of solidarity, and of social pacification.”Syndicalism in France
The moralization of the world has, as a matter of historic fact, kept pace with the secularizing of life.A Grammar of Freethought
It is also true that the moralization of character is the more complete as the determined nature of impulses is the more evident.Determinism or Free-Will?
- (intr) to make moral pronouncements
- (tr) to interpret or explain in a moral sense
- (tr) to improve the morals of
Word Origin and History for moralization
c.1400, "expound or interpret spiritual or moral significance," from Old French moraliser and directly from Late Latin moralizare, from moralis (see moral (adj.)). Related: Moralized; moralizing.