moral victory

Definition of moral victory

:the achievement of something that is important and good
  • Although they lost, the minority claimed the vote as a moral victory since they had won the support of so many former opponents.

Word by Word Definitions

moral play
  1. : of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior : ethical

  2. : expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior

  3. : conforming to a standard of right behavior

  1. : the moral significance or practical lesson (as of a story)

  2. : a passage pointing out usually in conclusion the lesson to be drawn from a story

  3. : moral practices or teachings : modes of conduct

victory play
  1. : the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist

  2. : achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up moral victory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

alert quickness of mind or body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!