morality

[ muh-ral-i-tee, maw- ]
/ məˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ- /

noun, plural mo·ral·i·ties for 4-6.

conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct.
moral quality or character.
virtue in sexual matters; chastity.
a doctrine or system of morals.
moral instruction; a moral lesson, precept, discourse, or utterance.

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Origin of morality

1350–1400; Middle English moralite from Late Latin mōrālitās. See moral, -ity

synonym study for morality

1. See goodness.

OTHER WORDS FROM morality

an·ti·mo·ral·i·ty, adjectivehy·per·mo·ral·i·ty, nounpre·mo·ral·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for morality

morality
/ (məˈrælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality of being moral
conformity, or degree of conformity, to conventional standards of moral conduct
a system of moral principles
an instruction or lesson in morals
short for morality play
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