morale

noun
mo·​rale | \ mə-ˈral How to pronounce morale (audio) \

Definition of morale

1 : moral principles, teachings, or conduct
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 : 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

The team is playing well and their morale is high. The President's speech boosted the morale of the troops.
Recent Examples on the Web This is less than ideal, as morale is low and the supply situation among Russian units—thanks to HIMARS and other Ukrainian artillery destroying supply depots—is very bad. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2022 The morale was about as solid as the facilities as Rodgers arrived along with coach James Franklin in 2011 after consecutive 2-10 seasons. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 22 Sep. 2022 After months of little discernible movement on the battlefield, Kyiv’s sudden momentum has lifted Ukrainian morale and provoked outrage in Russia and even some rare public criticism of President Vladimir Putin’s war. Elena Becatoros And Hanna Arhirova, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Sep. 2022 After months of little discernible movement on the battlefield, the momentum has lifted Ukrainian morale and provoked rare public criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war. Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 After months of little discernible movement on the battlefield, Kyiv’s sudden momentum has lifted Ukrainian morale and provoked rare public criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war. Elena Becatoros And Hanna Arhirova, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2022 The desire to push harder suggests how much the Russian retreat is helping Ukrainian morale. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2022 That would not only bolster Ukrainian morale but perhaps reassure European allies confronted with an energy crisis and rising prices resulting from the war. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2022 The situation has been challenging for Ukrainian military morale. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of morale

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for morale

in sense 1, from French, from feminine of moral, adjective; in other senses, modification of French moral morale, from moral, adjective

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25 Sep 2022

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“Morale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morale. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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morale

noun
mo·​rale | \ mə-ˈral How to pronounce morale (audio) \

Kids Definition of morale

: 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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