the moral high ground

Definition of the moral high ground

  1. :  a position in which one has a moral advantage over others These countries lost/ceded the moral high ground when they entered the war to protect their economic interests. She believes she has the moral high ground on this issue.

Word by Word Definitions

moralplay
  1. :  of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior :  ethical

    :  expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior

    :  conforming to a standard of right behavior

  1. :  the moral significance or practical lesson (as of a story)

    :  a passage pointing out usually in conclusion the lesson to be drawn from a story

    :  moral practices or teachings :  modes of conduct

highplay
  1. :  rising or extending upward a great distance :  taller than average, usual, or expected

    :  having a specified height or elevation :  tall

    :  situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. :  at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

    :  well, luxuriously

  1. :  an elevated place or region: such as

    :  hill, knoll

    :  the space overhead :  sky

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle ofgrind


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