moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support. [Late 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. moral majority,
  2. moral philosophy,
  3. moral re-armament,
  4. moral rearmament,
  5. moral sense,
  6. moral theology,
  7. moral turpitude,
  8. morale,
  9. moralise,
  10. moralism

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