Definition of morale
1 : moral principles, teachings, or conduct
2 a : the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand b : a sense of common purpose with respect to a group : esprit de corps
3 : the level of individual psychological well-being based on such factors as a sense of purpose and confidence in the future
Examples of morale in a sentence
The team is playing well and their morale is high.
The President's speech boosted the morale of the troops.
Origin and Etymology of morale
in sense 1, from French, from feminine of moral, adjective; in other senses, modification of French moral morale, from moral, adjective
First Known Use: 1752
MORALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of morale for English Language Learners
: the feelings of enthusiasm and loyalty that a person or group has about a task or job
MORALE Defined for Kids
Definition of morale for Students
: the condition of the mind or feelings (as in relation to enthusiasm, spirit, or hope) of an individual or group <The team's morale is low.>
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