morale

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noun mo·rale \mə-ˈral\

Definition of morale

  1. 1 :  moral principles, teachings, or conduct

  2. 2a :  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 The team's morale is high.b :  a sense of common purpose with respect to a group :  esprit de corps The ship's morale improved after two days of shore leave.

  3. 3 :  the level of individual psychological well-being based on such factors as a sense of purpose and confidence in the future The failure of his play did not affect his morale.

Examples of morale in a Sentence

  1. The team is playing well and their morale is high.

  2. The President's speech boosted the morale of the troops.

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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


MORALE Defined for English Language Learners

morale

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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

morale

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noun mo·rale \mə-ˈral\

Definition of morale for Students

  1. :  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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