Examples of moralistic in a Sentence
While a moralistic speech won't convince kids not to try drugs, a story about people affected by drugs might.
parental opinion was divided on the school's moralistic curriculum
Recent Examples of moralistic from the Web
Trump's tweet — and his persistent prior commentary on Chicago — could reflect genuine unease at the dysfunction of America's third largest city, and Huckabee Sanders's subsequent comment could be viewed as a moralistic analysis of violence.
Moral without being moralistic, Goodman suggests gaming is not the answer.
This tactic—making Dev an audience proxy, or using his ignorance about a subject to model his eventual enlightenment—could come off as moralistic.
But Pros Exist Ryan notes that the divorce rate in the U.S is around 50 percent, suggesting that even the most traditionally moralistic arrangements are risky business.
Even after the missile strike in Syria, an attack that many human-rights lawyers and liberal internationalists defended, Trump tried to avoid moralistic language, framing the attack as a deterrent that would promote stability.
The opening scene is a deliberately moralistic prelude that soon opens into a riveting, thought-provoking piece of theater.
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MORALISTIC Defined for English Language Learners
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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