morale

[ muh-ral ]
/ məˈræl /

noun

emotional or mental condition with respect to cheerfulness, confidence, zeal, etc., especially in the face of opposition, hardship, etc.: the morale of the troops.

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Origin of morale

1745–55; < French, noun use of feminine of moral moral

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH morale

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

morale
/ (mɒˈrɑːl) /

noun

the degree of mental or moral confidence of a person or group; spirit of optimism

Word Origin for morale

C18: morals, from French, n. use of moral (adj)
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