verb (used without object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
- morality play,
- morandi, giorgio,
Origin of moralize
Examples from the Web for moralizing
All the moralizing and gravitas that accompanies a star player being arrested should be viewed as a form of Kabuki theater.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.|Steve Almond|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why is he dialing down the humor and dialing up the moralizing, throwing his immaculate comedic balance out of whack?Why I Fell in Love With ‘Louie’ Again, Artistic Pretensions and All|Andrew Romano|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Zachary Karabell writing for The Daily Beast says all of these reactions, whether sell orders or moralizing, are futile.
Within hours, the moralizing Los Angeles local media had bungled this heaven-sent opportunity.
As this moralizing did not fit in with the facts of his life he was censured for it, as shown above.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors|George Middleton
And I rather suspect that Sandy's moralizing had the more force because it was preceded by my pancake turner!Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
Apart from this there was a marked superiority, even on the didactic side, in Longfellows moralizing as compared with Bryants.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|Thomas Wentworth Higginson
There is a lack of poetic adornment in the style quite as conspicuous as the lack of reflection and moralizing in the matter.
What I replied to this bit of moralizing I shall not put down here, since I have no wish to commit myself thus publicly.Olympian Nights|John Kendrick Bangs
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.