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ˈmɔr ə lɪst, ˈmɒr-moral·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moralistnoun

    a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems

  2. martinet, disciplinarian, moralistnoun

    someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms


  1. moralistnoun

    One who drives all their decisions based on perceived morals, especially one who enforces them with censorship.

  2. moralistnoun

    A teacher of morals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moralistnoun

    one who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties

    Etymology: [Cf. F. moraliste.]

  2. Moralistnoun

    one who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives

    Etymology: [Cf. F. moraliste.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. moralist

    1. A beautified eunuch. 2. One self-elected to make the stupid more stupid. 3. Any one skilled in the science of pornography. 4. A retired roue. 5. One of the Sacred Legion of Coprolitis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moralist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moralist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of moralist in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    The worst mockery God can make of a moralist is that He compels him to be a solipsist.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Conscience is a great moralist inside us with a stick in its hand. It is a whip of virtue which oppresses us unmercifully when we do wrong.

  4. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron:

    There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

  5. Jamilah Lemieux:

    His moralist identity is one that a lot of African-Americans took issue with. It's one thing to advocate for images of black nuclear families on TV and another thing to speak negatively about poor black families and people who are facing challenges.

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