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Syllabification: mo·rale
Pronunciation: /məˈral

Definition of morale in English:


The confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time: their morale was high
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  • Earlier this year there were claims that discipline had slipped and staff morale was at rock bottom.
  • The morale of the team was high following their win at the same venue a couple of weeks ago.
  • They clearly are a team in a need of a win just to boost morale for the second half of the season.
confidence, self-confidence, self-esteem, spirit(s), team spirit, enthusiasm


mid 18th century: from French moral, respelled to preserve the final stress in pronunciation.

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