Meaning of moral

moral




The moral of a story is the lesson that story teaches about how to behave in the world.

Moral comes from the Latin word mores, for habits. The moral of a story is supposed to teach you how to be a better person. If moral is used as an adjective, it means good, or ethical. If you have a strong moral character, you are a good member of society. If someone is a cheat and a liar, you might say, “She is not a moral person.”

Definitions of moral
  1. adjective

    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

    moral sense”
    “a
    moral scrutiny”
    “a
    moral lesson”
    “a
    moral quandary”
    moral convictions”
    “a
    moral life”
    Synonyms:

    chaste

    morally pure
    good

    morally admirable
    honorable, honourable

    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    chaste

    abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
    clean, clean-living

    morally pure
    moralistic

    narrowly and conventionally moral
    righteous

    morally justified
    incorrupt

    free of corruption or immorality
    righteous

    characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
    virtuous

    morally excellent
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    Antonyms:

    immoral

    deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
    unchaste

    not chaste
    evil

    morally bad or wrong
    debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous

    unrestrained by convention or morality
    disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking

    giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    scrofulous

    morally contaminated
    unrighteous

    not righteous
    wicked

    morally bad in principle or practice
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  2. noun

    the significance of a story or event

    “the
    moral of the story is to love thy neighbor”
    synonyms:

    lesson

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    type of:

    import, meaning, significance, signification

    the message that is intended or expressed or signified

  3. adjective

    psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect

    “a
    moral victory”
    moral support”
    Synonyms:

    mental

    involving the mind or an intellectual process

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