moral

[ mawr-uhl, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr əl, ˈmɒr- /

adjective

noun

Origin of moral

1300–50; Middle English < Latin mōrālis, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) usage, custom + -ālis -al1

SYNONYMS FOR moral

11 integrity, standards, morality. Morals, ethics refer to rules and standards of conduct and practice. Morals refers to generally accepted customs of conduct and right living in a society, and to the individual's practice in relation to these: the morals of our civilization. Ethics now implies high standards of honest and honorable dealing, and of methods used, especially in the professions or in business: ethics of the medical profession.

Related forms

Can be confused

moral morale (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for moral

moral

/ (ˈmɒrəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Forms

morally, adverb

Word Origin for moral

C14: from Latin mōrālis relating to morals or customs, from mōs custom
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