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morality

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noun mo·ral·i·ty \mə-ˈra-lə-tē, mȯ-\

Simple Definition of morality

  • : beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior

  • : the degree to which something is right and good : the moral goodness or badness of something

Full Definition of morality

plural mo·ral·i·ties

  1. 1 a :  a moral discourse, statement, or lesson b :  a literary or other imaginative work teaching a moral lesson

  2. 2 a :  a doctrine or system of moral conduct b plural :  particular moral principles or rules of conduct

  3. 3 :  conformity to ideals of right human conduct

  4. 4 :  moral conduct :  virtue

Examples of morality

  1. The group is calling for a return to traditional morality.

  2. two groups with clashing moralities

  3. The decision may be legally justified, but I question its morality.



14th Century

First Known Use of morality

14th century


MORALITY Defined for Kids

morality

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noun mo·ral·i·ty \mə-ˈra-lə-tē\

Definition of morality

plural mo·ral·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or fact of being in agreement with ideals of right behavior <We discussed the morality of lying so a person's feelings aren't hurt.>

  2. 2 :  beliefs about what kind of behavior is good or bad <A society's morality may change.>





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