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moral compass

[ mawr-uhl kuhm-puhs, mor‐ ]
/ ˈmɔr əl ˈkʌm pəs, ˈmɒr‐ /
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Definition of moral compass

noun
an internalized set of values and objectives that guide a person with regard to ethical behavior and decision-making: a rebellious teenager without a moral compass.
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Origin of moral compass

First recorded in 1840–45

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