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moralism

[mawr-uh-liz-uh m, mor-]
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noun
  1. the habit of moralizing.
  2. a moral maxim.
  3. emphasis, especially undue emphasis, on morality.
  4. the practice of morality, as distinct from religion.
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Origin of moralism

First recorded in 1820–30; moral + -ism
Related formsan·ti·mor·al·ism, noun
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moralism

noun
  1. the habit or practice of moralizing
  2. a moral saying
  3. the practice of moral principles without reference to religion
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