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  1. moral compass(Noun)

    An inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.

  2. moral compass(Noun)

    A person, belief system, etc. serving as a guide for morally appropriate behavior.

  3. moral compass(Noun)

    The full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral compass in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral compass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Colin:

    A sense of share is not a bad moral compass.

  2. LaDawnna Burnett, (1975-), Letters on Ethics:

    Shame is that intrinsic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.

  3. LaDawnna Burnett (1975 - ), Letters on Ethics:

    Shame is that intrinstic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.

  4. Penny Nance:

    It's important to hear and actually try to discern the heart of a candidate, i want to know their moral compass, their core values, are the same as my members.

  5. Jeff Tyler:

    It's my belief that the trouble with our country is that God is being taken out of our government, our schools, our communities, and we are losing our moral compass.

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