moralist

noun mor·al·ist \ -list \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Definition of moralist

1 : one who leads a moral life
2 : a philosopher or writer concerned with moral principles and problems
3 : one concerned with regulating the morals of others

Examples of moralist in a Sentence

  1. a smattering of moralists around the country tried to get the songs banned from the radio

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First Known Use of moralist

circa 1586

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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MORALIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of moralist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has strong feelings and opinions about what is right and who tries to control the moral behavior of other people



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