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moralism

[mawr-uh-liz-uh m, mor-] /ˈmɔr əˌlɪz əm, ˈmɒr-/
noun
1.
the habit of moralizing.
2.
a moral maxim.
3.
emphasis, especially undue emphasis, on morality.
4.
the practice of morality, as distinct from religion.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; moral + -ism
Related forms
antimoralism, noun
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Examples for moralism
  • The single-minded moralism that had pervaded earlier narratives diminished substantially.
British Dictionary definitions for moralism

moralism

/ˈmɒrəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the habit or practice of moralizing
2.
a moral saying
3.
the practice of moral principles without reference to religion
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