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Definitions for morale
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a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
esprit de corps, morale, team spiritnoun
the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
The capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal, or even in oneself and others.
Morale, also known as esprit de corps (French pronunciation: [ɛspʀi də kɔʀ]), is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship. Morale is often referenced by authority figures as a generic value judgment of the willpower, obedience, and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by a superior. According to Alexander H. Leighton, "morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose". Morale is important in the military, because it improves unit cohesion. With good morale, a force will be less likely to give up or surrender. Morale is usually assessed at a collective, rather than an individual level. In wartime, civilian morale is also important. Esprit de corps is considered to be an important part of a fighting unit.
the moral condition, or the condition in other respects, so far as it is affected by, or dependent upon, moral considerations, such as zeal, spirit, hope, and confidence; mental state, as of a body of men, an army, and the like
Etymology: [F. See Moral, a.]
Morale is the capacity of a group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition or hardship. Morale is often referenced by authority figures as a generic value judgment of the willpower, obedience, and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by a superior. According to Alexander H. Leighton, "morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mo-räl′, n. the state of a person's morals: mental state as regards spirit and confidence, esp. of a body of soldiers, &c. [Fr.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The prevailing temper or spirit of an individual or group in relation to the tasks or functions which are expected.
Moral vs. Morale -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Moral and Morale.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morale is ranked #47107 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Morale surname appeared 451 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Morale.
45.9% or 207 total occurrences were White.
39% or 176 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
14.1% or 64 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'morale' in Nouns Frequency: #3030
The numerical value of morale in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of morale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of morale in a Sentence
It negatively affects the whole process, iSIS uses these defeats for more propaganda and morale boost of their fighters.
Attacking morale seems to be really important for the Russian forces.
The city is not as safe as it should be and we don’t have bodies in position, which has a downhill effect, city leadership I don’t think understands that when your cops don’t feel like they’re being supported by their city leaders, there’s no morale.
Being under lockdown feels like Adam Coogle're always on edge, because we're used to going out and seeing people, our morale is a bit low, but we have to acclimate until the situation gets better.
High pay disparities hurt morale no matter where you work, it doesn't matter if you work in the executive suite or on the shop floor, it undermines team cohesion.
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Translations for morale
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- روح معنويةArabic
- φρόνημα, ηθικόGreek
- disposición, entusiasmo, ánimoSpanish
- misneachd, spiorad, meanmna, smiorScottish Gaelic
- moral, disposição, ânimoPortuguese
- боевой духRussian
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