Definitions for moralityməˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mo•ral•i•ty*məˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ-(n.)(pl.)-ties
conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct.
moral quality or character.
virtue in sexual matters; chastity.
a doctrine or system of morals.
moral instruction; a moral lesson, precept, discourse, or utterance.
Ref: morality play.
* for 4–6.. Syn: See goodness.
Origin of morality:
1350–1400; ME moralite < LL mōrālitās. See moral , -ity
concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality(noun)
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
morality(noun)əˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ-
beliefs about what is right and wrong
ethics and morality
moralityəˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ-
the extent to which sth is considered right or wrong
the morality of war
Recognition of the distinction between good and evil or between right and wrong; respect for and obedience to the rules of right conduct; the mental disposition or characteristic of behaving in a manner intended to produce morally good results.
A set of social rules, customs, traditions, beliefs, or practices which specify proper, acceptable forms of conduct.
A set of personal guiding principles for conduct or a general notion of how to behave, whether respectable or not.
A lesson or pronouncement which contains advice about proper behavior.
Moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which studies the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.
A particular theory concerning the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.
Origin: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.
the relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right
the quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right
the doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics
the practice of the moral duties; rectitude of life; conformity to the standard of right; virtue; as, we often admire the politeness of men whose morality we question
a kind of allegorical play, so termed because it consisted of discourses in praise of morality between actors representing such characters as Charity, Faith, Death, Vice, etc. Such plays were occasionally exhibited as late as the reign of Henry VIII
intent; meaning; moral
Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" and those that are "bad". The philosophy of morality is ethics. A moral code is a system of morality and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality, while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles. An example of a moral code is the Golden Rule which states that, "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The formaldehyde of theology. 2. The line of conduct that pays.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'morality' among Nouns Frequency: #2616
Translations for morality
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- أخلاقِيَّه، قَوانين الأخْلاقArabic
- moralidadePortuguese (BR)
- die MoralGerman
- moral, moralidadSpanish
- सदाचार, नैतिकताHindi
- (jó) erkölcs(i érzék), morálHungarian
- moralė, dorovė, dorumasLithuanian
- morāle; ētikaLatvian
- det vedtatte moralsystemetNorwegian
- روحيه، اخلاقPashto
- мораль; нравственностьRussian
- doğruluk, dürüstlükTurkish
- 道德Chinese (Trad.)
- моральність; моральUkrainian
- اخلاق، خوش کرداریUrdu
- đạo đứcVietnamese
- 道德Chinese (Simp.)
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