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moralism

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noun mor·al·ism \ˈmȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm, ˈmär-\

Definition of moralism

  1. 1 a :  the habit or practice of moralizing b :  a conventional moral attitude or saying

  2. 2 :  an often exaggerated emphasis on morality (as in politics)



Examples of moralism in a sentence

  1. <the moralism that the candidate displays on the campaign trail is in stark contrast to his rumored sexual indiscretions off the stump>



1828

First Known Use of moralism

1828


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