mores

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plural noun mo·res \ˈmȯr-ˌāz also -(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of mores

  1. 1 :  the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group have tended to withdraw and develop a self-sufficient society of their own, with distinct and rigid mores — James Stirling

  2. 2 :  moral attitudes the evershifting mores of the moment — Havelock Ellis

  3. 3 :  habits, manners organized dancing developed a whole set of mores and practices of its own — R. L. Taylor

Examples of mores in a sentence

  1. the mores of academic life as opposed to those of the business world

Origin and Etymology of mores

Latin, plural of mor-, mos custom


First Known Use: 1898


MORES Defined for English Language Learners

mores

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plural noun mo·res \ˈmȯr-ˌāz also -(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of mores for English Language Learners

  • : the customs, values, and behaviors that are accepted by a particular group, culture, etc.



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