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moralism

[ mawr-uh-liz-uhm, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr əˌlɪz əm, ˈmɒr- /
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noun

the habit of moralizing.
a moral maxim.
emphasis, especially undue emphasis, on morality.
the practice of morality, as distinct from religion.

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Origin of moralism

First recorded in 1820–30; moral + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM moralism

an·ti·mor·al·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for moralism

moralism
/ (ˈmɒrəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the habit or practice of moralizing
a moral saying
the practice of moral principles without reference to religion
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