the habit of moralizing.
a moral maxim.
emphasis, especially undue emphasis, on morality.
the practice of morality, as distinct from religion.
- an·ti·mor·al·ism, noun
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How to use moralism in a sentence
The Madea films thrive on an ugly mix of minstrelsy and moralism.
There is, to be sure, something wonderful about the Jewish outsider-ness, the irony and the moralism.
Republicanism has become a Southern Gothic farce of paranoia, resentment, scandal, and hypocritical moralism.
Grant the foregoing argument, and all the apparatus of abstract moralism follows in its wake.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
Animism, theism, pantheism, are destined to fall under the domination of what may be called moralism.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study | Jean-Marie Guyau
moralism is usually identified as belief in good behavior as a source of life.Herein is Love | Reuel L. Howe
If they are mystical quietists, they regard mere moralism as the struggling of a soul that is not saved.The Sources Of Religious Insight | Josiah Royce
Pluralistic moralism simply makes their teeth chatter, it refrigerates the very heart within their breast.Pragmatism | William James
British Dictionary definitions for moralism
the habit or practice of moralizing
a moral saying
the practice of moral principles without reference to religion
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