Origin of moral
Synonyms for moral
Related Words for moralsethic, integrity, morality, behavior, mores, manners, customs, ideals, conduct, ethics, scruples, beliefs
Examples from the Web for morals
Contemporary Examples of morals
Formerly to impair the morals was a minor was a punishable offense.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight
July 26, 2014
Some believe you need to be taught to disapprove of her morals and ethics.My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail
P. J. O’Rourke
May 18, 2014
Morals are more important and more valuable than democracy.Thai Election Not Likely To Resolve Protests
February 1, 2014
The entire episode was characters waxing poetic about their morals, which is just about as insufferable as it sounds.‘The Newsroom’ Season Finale Was Incredibly Disappointing
September 16, 2013
But when we finally cracked some links in the Great Chain of Being, the morals reversed.Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?
Melissa Holbrook Pierson
May 21, 2013
Historical Examples of morals
They wanted me to be shackled: for early did they doubt my morals, as to the sex.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I have said that the refuge in God is not a question of morals; but it is one of righteousness.
Between righteousness and morals the difference is important.
Morals stand for a code of observances; righteousness for a direction of the life.
The morals of one race are not those of another even in the same century.
Word Origin for moral
"a person's moral qualities," 1610s, plural of moral (n.).
mid-14c., "pertaining to character or temperament" (good or bad), from Old French moral (14c.) and directly from Latin moralis "proper behavior of a person in society," literally "pertaining to manners," coined by Cicero ("De Fato," II.i) to translate Greek ethikos (see ethics) from Latin mos (genitive moris) "one's disposition," in plural, "mores, customs, manners, morals," of uncertain origin. Perhaps sharing a PIE root with English mood (1).
Meaning "morally good, conforming to moral rules," is first recorded late 14c. of stories, 1630s of persons. Original value-neutral sense preserved in moral support, moral victory (with sense of "pertaining to character as opposed to physical action"). Related: Morally.
"moral exposition of a story," c.1500, from moral (adj.) and from French moral and Late Latin morale.