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moral

Saltos de línea: moral
Pronunciación: /ˈmɒr(ə)l
 
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Definición de moral en inglés:

adjetivo

1Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour: the moral dimensions of medical intervention a moral judgement
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  • It is also clear that moral principles and political judgments are inextricably intertwined.
  • The cardinal virtues enable leaders to habitually incorporate moral principles in their behaviour.
  • We do not live in an ideal world, and to make moral judgments about the behaviour of others is demeaning.
Sinónimos
1.1Concerned with or derived from the code of behaviour that is considered right or acceptable in a particular society: they have a moral obligation to pay the money back
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  • Further, the arguments are based in moral rather than legal terms.
  • Moreover, statements are qualifiedly privileged if made pursuant to a legal, social or moral duty.
  • The society safeguards the moral and social code necessary for them to live together in harmony.
Sinónimos
social, behavioural;
to do with right and wrong
1.2 [attributive] Examining the nature of ethics and the foundations of good and bad character and conduct: moral philosophers
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  • Smith was a moral philosopher and as such his role was ‘to do nothing, and observe everything’.
  • David was a moral philosopher and historian and a leading member of the Scottish Enlightenment.
2Holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct: he prides himself on being a highly moral and ethical person he is a caring, moral man
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  • These debates are driven by contrasting moral visions of the proper authority of teachers and the proper docility of students.
  • What is the proper role for the military in this new political and moral relationship?
  • Ms Lay said her husband is an ‘honest, decent, moral human begin who would do absolutely nothing wrong.’

sustantivo

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1A lesson that can be derived from a story or experience: the moral of this story was that one must see the beauty in what one has
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  • The moral of this story is not that honesty works.
  • As always the moral of this story is to use you credit card for any sizeable purchases as any problem with the goods or retailer become the card company's problem rather than yours.
  • I guess the moral of this story is to question, always question.
Sinónimos
lesson, message, meaning, significance, signification, import, point, precept, teaching
2 (morals) Standards of behaviour; principles of right and wrong: the corruption of public morals they believe addicts have no morals and cannot be trusted
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  • There is such a thing as a modicum of decency and morals of public behaviour.
  • I suppose my image has changed but I'd like to think I'm still the same Vivienne and that my principles and morals are the same.
  • My mother and father did a great job in instilling the morals and principles in us from the very beginning.
Sinónimos
moral code, code of ethics, moral standards, moral values, principles, principles of right and wrong, rules of conduct, standards/principles of behaviour, standards, morality, sense of morality, scruples, ideals

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin moralis, from mos, mor- 'custom', (plural) mores 'morals'. As a noun the word was first used to translate Latin Moralia, the title of St Gregory the Great's moral exposition of the Book of Job, and was subsequently applied to the works of various classical writers.

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  • Moral is from Latin moralis, from mos, ‘custom’, (plural) mores ‘morals’, also behind morose (mid 16th century). As a noun the word was first used to translate Moralia, the Latin title of St Gregory the Great's exposition of the Book of Job. It was subsequently applied to the works of various classical writers. In the mid 18th century the identical French word was adopted into English and an ‘e’ added to the English spelling to indicate the French stress on the second syllable, to produce morale.

Derivados

morally

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adverbio
theories which assert that all inequality is morally wrong his morally bankrupt lifestyle the task of education was to reinvigorate citizenship in order that pupils might act morally
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  • Miss Lyall said the ‘ludicrous idea’ would have been morally and ethically wrong.
  • He did something morally and ethically wrong, but he did not breach any laws.
  • Secondly, as has been stressed before, it is legally and morally wrong to promote racism.

Words that rhyme with moral

amoral, Balmoral, coral, immoral, laurel, quarrel, sorel, sorrel

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