- moral compass,
- moral hazard,
- moral majority,
- moral philosophy,
- moral re-armament
Origin of moral
Examples from the Web for moral
The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
That had to give them an enormous reservoir of moral strength and solace.
But it remains a moral crime to vilify good cops who have made the city safe, saving thousands of lives.
For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had a fine eye for moral hypocrisy, and I know that a glaring example of it would not have escaped his notice.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These may be the least in the kingdom of heaven, but by the law of moral equation they can not be excluded.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
Even the city of Philadelphia is not exempt from this moral pestilence.American Slave Trade|Jesse Torrey
The calumniator is not only a moral assassin, but he is the most accomplished type of the coward known to man.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
Differences is vitally interesting, both as a story and as a moral lesson….By-Ways of War|James Jeffrey Roche
Prodicus, whom Plato himself esteemed, appears to have been principally preoccupied with the moral problem.Initiation into Philosophy|Emile Faguet
Word Origin for moral
mid-14c., "pertaining to character or temperament" (good or bad), from Old French moral (14c.) and directly from Latin moralis "proper behavior of a person in society," literally "pertaining to manners," coined by Cicero ("De Fato," II.i) to translate Greek ethikos (see ethics) from Latin mos (genitive moris) "one's disposition," in plural, "mores, customs, manners, morals," of uncertain origin. Perhaps sharing a PIE root with English mood (1).
Meaning "morally good, conforming to moral rules," is first recorded late 14c. of stories, 1630s of persons. Original value-neutral sense preserved in moral support, moral victory (with sense of "pertaining to character as opposed to physical action"). Related: Morally.
"moral exposition of a story," c.1500, from moral (adj.) and from French moral and Late Latin morale.