noun, plural mo·ral·i·ties for 4–6.
Origin of morality
Synonyms for morality
Related Words for moralityrighteousness, morals, probity, philosophy, justice, purity, principle, decency, integrity, rectitude, virtue, gentleness, mores, uprightness, godliness, ideals, manners, chastity, goodness, conduct
Examples from the Web for morality
Contemporary Examples of morality
In Ferguson, these values are seen as white values, the morality a white morality.
For us, the police embrace nothing if not working- and middle-class values and morality.
In a country with a constitution that values secularism, religion is still the prime indicator of morality and goodness.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
That the fate of marriage as an institution has little to do with morality—and a lot more to do with money.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality
October 25, 2014
All of this comes just as the Iranian parliament has passed a law that gives further powers to morality patrols.Acid Attacks on Women Spread Terror in Iran
October 18, 2014
Historical Examples of morality
Aspasia remained in Athens, triumphant over the laws of religion and morality.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
She was little concerned with the morality of her course as others might appraise it.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
And then at once arises the danger into which morality has led us: the danger of persecution.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
"No faith with duns" became, as he frankly declared, a maxim of his morality.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
His morality, which was very complete, demanded that from him.The Secret Agent
noun plural -ties
late 14c., "moral qualities," from Old French moralité "moral (of a story); moral instruction; morals, moral character" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin moralitatem (nominative moralitas) "manner, character," from Latin moralis (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "goodness" is attested from 1590s.
Where there is no free agency, there can be no morality. Where there is no temptation, there can be little claim to virtue. Where the routine is rigorously proscribed by law, the law, and not the man, must have the credit of the conduct. [William H. Prescott, "History of the Conquest of Peru," 1847]