What does morality mean?

Definitions for morality
məˈræl ɪ ti, mɔ-moral·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moralitynoun

    concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

  2. ethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitynoun

    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

Wiktionary

  1. moralitynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

  2. moralitynoun

    A set of social rules, customs, traditions, beliefs, or practices which specify proper, acceptable forms of conduct.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

  3. moralitynoun

    A set of personal guiding principles for conduct or a general notion of how to behave, whether respectable or not.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

  4. moralitynoun

    A lesson or pronouncement which contains advice about proper behavior.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

  5. moralitynoun

    Moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which studies the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

  6. moralitynoun

    A particular theory concerning the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.

    Etymology: From moralité, moralité, from moralitas, from moralis, from mos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moralitynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

  2. Moralitynoun

    the quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

  3. Moralitynoun

    the doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

  4. Moralitynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

  5. Moralitynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

  6. Moralitynoun

    intent; meaning; moral

    Etymology: [L. moralitas: cf. F. moralit.]

Freebase

  1. Morality

    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. morality

    1. The formaldehyde of theology. 2. The line of conduct that pays.

Editors Contribution

  1. morality

    The moral motivation for action or behavior.

    Our sense of morality is important throughout our lives and the lives of our children.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'morality' in Nouns Frequency: #2616

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of morality in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of morality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of morality in a Sentence

  1. Amit Ray:

    Majority has no brain. It is just a momentum. Truth, kindness, human values, and morality are more important than majority. Always recheck majority with morality.

  2. Norval Morris:

    The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic.

  3. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.

  4. Amit Ray:

    Majority has no brain. It is just a momentum. Always recheck majority with morality.

  5. Alex Carey:

    It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore.

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