- 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
Related Words for moralesattitude, resolve, self-confidence, spirit, mood, vigor, heart, outlook, humor, self-possession, drive, mettle, turn, disposition, temperament, temper, assurance, esprit
Examples from the Web for morales
Contemporary Examples of morales
Shakur remains very much alive, along with Hill, Morales, LeBeef and the others.
Morales made his way to Mexico, where an effort to capture him led to a shootout, which ended with a local cop being killed.
Several of the young people were given special attention by Morales and the spritzing shaman.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
Still, Morales refused to grant him safe conduct on grounds that Pinto stood accused of common crimes.
Brazil acts as if its hands are tied to the Morales government.
Historical Examples of morales
"You are thinking of the pretty girl Morales has just told you of," he says.Operas Every Child Should Know
Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Morales was captured and executed, and his own body left in the sun.The Philippine Islands
Ramon Reyes Lala
The Toreador, followed by the crowd, which includes Morales, departs.
There is an angry scene between Morales and Jos. They draw their sabres.
It was ordered that not only Morales, but Landero and Durn should be tried.The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)
Justin H. Smith
- the degree of mental or moral confidence of a person or group; spirit of optimism
Word Origin for morale
Word Origin and History for morales
1752, "moral principles or practice," from French morale "morality, good conduct," from fem. of Old French moral "moral" (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "confidence" (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with French moral (French distinguishes le moral "temperament" and la morale "morality").