- 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 moralizing
All the moralizing and gravitas that accompanies a star player being arrested should be viewed as a form of Kabuki theater.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.
July 24, 2014
Why is he dialing down the humor and dialing up the moralizing, throwing his immaculate comedic balance out of whack?Why I Fell in Love With ‘Louie’ Again, Artistic Pretensions and All
June 17, 2014
But Zachary Karabell writing for The Daily Beast says all of these reactions, whether sell orders or moralizing, are futile.7 Great Opinion Reads on the Market Mayhem
August 9, 2011
Within hours, the moralizing Los Angeles local media had bungled this heaven-sent opportunity.Mate the Press
June 11, 2009
She was not moralizing; at least it was unlike any moralizing that they had ever heard.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
He was thinking and paying little attention to the Cahoon moralizing.
For the next hour there was no opportunity for moralizing or melancholy.
And with this profound bit of moralizing, he sipped his glass in revery.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- (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 moralizing
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.