moralism

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noun mor·al·ism \ˈmȯr-ə-ˌli-zəm, ˈmär-\

Definition of moralism

  1. 1a :  the habit or practice of moralizingb :  a conventional moral attitude or saying

  2. 2 :  an often exaggerated emphasis on morality (as in politics)

Examples of moralism in a Sentence

  1. the moralism that the candidate displays on the campaign trail is in stark contrast to his rumored sexual indiscretions off the stump

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First Known Use of moralism

1674



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