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
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
Origin: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]
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
Rank popularity for the word 'morality' in Nouns Frequency: #2616
The numerical value of morality in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of morality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Morality is the weakness of the mind.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
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Translations for morality
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- Moral, MoralitätGerman
- ηθική, ήθος, ήθηGreek
- opettavainen, moraali, tapa, moraalifilosofia, etiikka, periaate, tarinaFinnish
- moraltachdScottish Gaelic
- ethiek, moraliteitDutch
- moralitate, moralăRomanian
- э́тика, этика, мораль, нравственностьRussian
- erdem, sağtöre, etik, aktöre, töre bilimi, ahlakTurkish
- exlaqsizliqUyghur, Uighur
- đạo đứcVietnamese
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