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moral British & World English

Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour

moral English Thesaurus

moral issues

moral law British & World English

(In some systems of ethics) an absolute principle defining the criteria of right action (whether conceived as a divine ordinance or a truth of reason)

non-moral British & World English

Not holding or manifesting moral principles

moral panic British & World English

An instance of public anxiety or alarm in response to a problem regarded as threatening the moral standards of society

moral sense British & World English

The ability to distinguish between right and wrong

moral fibre English Thesaurus

an ineffectual man with no moral fibre

moral compass British & World English

Used in reference to a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly

moral hazard British & World English

Lack of incentive to guard against risk where one is protected from its consequences, e.g. by insurance

moral rights British & World English

The right of an author or other creative artist to protect the integrity and ownership of their work

moral science British & World English

Social sciences and/or philosophy

moral support British & World English

Support or help whose effect is psychological rather than physical

moral victory British & World English

A defeat that can be interpreted as a victory on moral terms, for example because the defeated party defended their principles

moral certainty British & World English

Probability so great as to allow no reasonable doubt

moral majority British & World English

The majority of people, regarded as favouring firm moral standards

moral pressure British & World English

Persuasion that involves appealing to a person’s moral sense

moral philosophy British & World English

The branch of philosophy concerned with ethics

Moral Rearmament British & World English

An organization founded by the American Lutheran evangelist Frank Buchman (1878–1961) and first popularized in Oxford in the 1920s (hence until about 1938 called the Oxford Group). It emphasizes personal integrity and confession of faults, cooperation, and mutual respect, especially as a basis for social transformation

turpitude British & World English

Depraved or wicked behaviour or character

the high ground in high ground British & World English

A position of superiority in a debate