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moral pressure

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Definition of moral pressure in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Persuasion that involves appealing to a person’s moral sense: a vendor may find himself under moral pressure to complete as soon as possible
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  • We are witnessing the application of colossal moral pressure to people who do not usually yield to moral pressure.
  • All kidding aside, applying moral pressure is exactly what the EU should be good at in foreign affairs.
  • The moral pressure on the rest of the Group of Eight to agree a deal for aid to Africa was therefore immense.

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