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moralistic

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adjective mor·al·is·tic \ˌmȯr-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmär-\

Simple Definition of moralistic

  • : having or showing strong opinions about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior

Full Definition of moralistic

  1. 1 :  characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality

  2. 2 :  characterized by or expressive of a narrow moral attitude

mor·al·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of moralistic

  1. While a moralistic speech won't convince kids not to try drugs, a story about people affected by drugs might.

  2. <parental opinion was divided on the school's moralistic curriculum>



1865

First Known Use of moralistic

1865



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