noun (plural moralities)[mass noun]
- 1Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour: the matter boiled down to simple morality: innocent prisoners ought to be freedMore example sentences
ethics, rights and wrongs, correctness, ethicalityvirtue, goodness, good behaviour, righteousness, rectitude, uprightness; morals, principles, honesty, integrity, propriety, honour, justice, fair play, justness, decency, probity, chasteness, chastity, purity, blamelessnessmorals, moral code, ethics, principles of right and wrong, rules of conduct, standards/principles of behaviour, ethos, mores, standards, ideals
- Does our intuition in favour of meaningful commitments violate the idea that morality concerns consequences?
- In the course of what I have to say, the distinction between morality as convenience and morality as ideal will virtually collapse, along with a good deal else.
- The background thought is then that morality is concerned with the production and fair distribution of human good.
- 1.1 [count noun] A particular system of values and principles of conduct: a bourgeois moralityMore example sentences
- I feel protective of her because people are judging her by today's moralities and it was very, very different then.
- But Christian morality is based on the Christian worldview.
- The morality of a country is judged by the way it treats its animals.
- 1.2The extent to which an action is right or wrong: the issue of the morality of the possession of nuclear weaponsMore example sentences
- Laurel had never before thought to question the morality of what she was doing; she had merely done what was necessary to find out the truth.
- The morality of all actions is defined in relation to outcomes.
- Understand, I'm not judging the morality of recreational drug use here.
late Middle English: from Old French moralite or late Latin moralitas, from Latin moralis (see moral).