moralistic

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adjective mor·al·is·tic \ˌmȯr-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmär-\

Definition of moralistic

  1. 1 :  characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality

  2. 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

1845

First Known Use of moralistic

1845


MORALISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

moralistic

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adjective mor·al·is·tic \ˌmȯr-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmär-\

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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