[ muh-ral ]
/ məˈræl /


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

Origin of morale

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

Can be confused

moral morale (see synonym study at moral) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for morales


/ (mɒˈrɑːl) /


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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