Definition of moralistic in English:

moralistic

Line breaks: mor¦al|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /mɒrəˈlɪstɪk
 
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adjective

  • Overfond of making moral judgements about others' behaviour; too ready to moralize: the media’s homophobic and moralistic coverage of AIDS
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    • Fertility behaviour was consequently interpreted in a conservative and moralistic way, and the decline in the birth-rate was attributed to the ‘selfishness of women’.
    • As might have been expected by anybody outside the blinkered world of health promotion, moralistic anti-smoking propaganda directed at adolescents has proved counterproductive.
    • Whatever their true motivations, there can be little doubt that the company is adopting an increasingly moralistic stance toward its customers, and internet users in general.

Derivatives

moralistically

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɪstɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • This fabricated nonsense is just the type of untruth that paints the image of our office as being a moralistically hostile environment.
  • I don't think it's "illegal" but it's moralistically incorrect.
  • But if lying is moralistically wrong, how can it ever be justified?

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