Their numbers grew, attrition was minimal, and morale was plenty high.
That Redstone rocket was meant to boost American morale after the Soviets launched Sputnik.
Itani told me that news of the letter was awful for the morale of the opposition forces.
1752, "moral principles or practice," from French morale "morality, good conduct," from fem. of Old French moral "moral" (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "confidence" (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with French moral (French distinguishes le moral "temperament" and la morale "morality").