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morale

noun mo·rale \mə-ˈral\

: the feelings of enthusiasm and loyalty that a person or group has about a task or job

Full Definition of MORALE

1
:  moral principles, teachings, or conduct
2
a :  the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand
b :  a sense of common purpose with respect to a group :  esprit de corps
3
:  the level of individual psychological well-being based on such factors as a sense of purpose and confidence in the future
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Examples of MORALE

  1. The team is playing well and their morale is high.
  2. The President's speech boosted the morale of the troops.

Origin of MORALE

in sense 1, from French, from feminine of moral, adjective; in other senses, modification of French moral morale, from moral, adjective
First Known Use: 1752

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MORALE Defined for Kids

morale

noun mo·rale \mə-ˈral\

Definition of MORALE for Kids

:  the condition of the mind or feelings (as in relation to enthusiasm, spirit, or hope) of an individual or group <The team's morale is low.>

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