moralistic

adjective mor·al·is·tic \ ˌmȯr-ə-ˈlis-tik , ˌmär- \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of moralistic

1 : characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality
2 : characterized by or expressive of a narrow moral attitude

moralistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of moralistic in a Sentence

  1. While a moralistic speech won't convince kids not to try drugs, a story about people affected by drugs might.

  2. parental opinion was divided on the school's moralistic curriculum

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First Known Use of moralistic

1845


MORALISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

moralistic

adjective

Definition of moralistic for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing strong opinions about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior



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