Definition of moral victory in English:

moral victory

Syllabification: mor·al vic·to·ry


  • A defeat that can be interpreted as a victory on moral terms, for example because the defeated party defended their principles.
    More example sentences
    • So as I said, it was a moral victory, but it was not a financial victory.
    • The week after his moral victory at Martinsville, Gordon finally rediscovered actual victory, winning a wild 500-miler at Talladega.
    • The victory over communism was a moral victory.

More definitions of moral victory

Definition of moral victory in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody