Definition of morale in English:


Line breaks: mor¦ale
Pronunciation: /məˈrɑːl


[mass noun]
  • The confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time: the team’s 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, spirits, esprit de corps, team spirit, state of mind; heart, optimism, hope, hopefulness, determination


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

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