moralistic


mor·al·is·tic

adjective \ˌmr-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmär-\

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

Full Definition of MORALISTIC

1
:  characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality
2
:  characterized by or expressive of a narrow moral attitude
mor·al·is·ti·cal·ly \-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>

First Known Use of MORALISTIC

1865

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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