plural noun Sociology.
Origin of mores
Synonyms for mores
adjective, compar. of much or many with most as superl.
adverb compar. of much with most as superl.
- to some extent; somewhat: She seemed more or less familiar with the subject.
- about; in substance; approximately: We came to more or less the same conclusion.
Origin of more
O tempora! O mores!
Related Words for moresetiquette, protocol, morals, attitude, manners, rules, routines, principles, standards, formalities
Examples from the Web for mores
Contemporary Examples of mores
Women have long expressed their sexuality—and the mores of the time—through their choice of undergarments.What Lies Beneath: How Lingerie Got Sexy
June 5, 2014
The change is not in the mores of France, but in its geopolitical and economic history.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid: How the Case Changed France
December 11, 2012
But the anxious tone was not merely due to the mores of his time.Sometimes Memoirs, Especially by Our Own Kin, Tell Us More Than They Intend
June 16, 2011
But by night, some say, the mores of a male-controlled culture dominate.Ivy League After Dark
Rebecca Davis O'Brien
March 21, 2011
In Egypt, it has not obliterated the mores of a place that has known better times.Revolutionary Memories
February 4, 2011
Historical Examples of mores
Philosophers do not wholly detach themselves from the mores of their race.
There are three things at least, as regards our mores that cannot be accomplished.
Nothing can ever change them but the unconscious and imperceptible movement of the mores.
No less remarkable than the persistency of the mores is their changeableness and variation.
It is against our mores that ecclesiastics should interfere with those interests.
Word Origin for mores
O tempora! O mores!
Word Origin for O tempora! O mores!
- additional; furtherno more bananas
- (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural)I can't take any more; more than expected
- as an estimate; approximately
- to an unspecified extent or degreethe party was ruined, more or less
Word Origin for more
"customs," 1907, from Latin mores "customs, manners, morals" (see moral (adj.)).
Old English mara "greater, more, stronger, mightier," used as a comparative of micel "great" (see mickle), from Proto-Germanic *maizon- (cf. Old Saxon mera, Old Norse meiri, Old Frisian mara, Middle Dutch mere, Old High German mero, German mehr), from PIE *meis- (cf. Avestan mazja "greater," Old Irish mor "great," Welsh mawr "great," Greek -moros "great," Oscan mais "more"), from root *me- "big." Sometimes used as an adverb in Old English ("in addition"), but Old English generally used related ma "more" as adverb and noun. This became Middle English mo, but more in this sense began to predominate in later Middle English.
"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
More or less "in a greater or lesser degree" is from early 13c.; appended to a statement to indicate approximation, from 1580s.
The customs and manners of a social group or culture. Mores often serve as moral guidelines for acceptable behavior but are not necessarily religious or ethical.
In addition to the idioms beginning with more
- more and more
- more bang for the buck
- more dead than alive
- more fun than a barrel of monkeys
- more in sorrow than in anger
- more often than not
- more or less
- more power to someone
- more sinned against than sinning
- more than meets the eye
- more than one bargained for
- more than one can shake a stick at
- more than one way to skin a cat
- more the merrier, the
- bite off more than one can chew
- irons in the fire, more than one
- wear another (more than one) hat
- what is more