verb (used without object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
Origin of moralize
Examples from the Web for moralizer
Historical Examples of moralizer
"And with too good reason, sir," said Linton, assuming the look and air of a moralizer.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
Still, he could not explain this to Charnock; he was not a moralizer or clever at argument.The Girl From Keller's
The moralizer was touched by a grenadier with the butt end of his musket, so that the "spirit fell into the ditch."Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
The old man looks eastward, and (for he is a moralizer) frames a simile of the stage coach and the sun.The Toll Gatherer's Day (From "Twice Told Tales")
Brooke laughed softly, as he watched the water run down the moralizer's nose.A Damaged Reputation
c.1400, "expound or interpret spiritual or moral significance," from Old French moraliser and directly from Late Latin moralizare, from moralis (see moral (adj.)). Related: Moralized; moralizing.