moralizer

moralize

[mawr-uh-lahyz, mor-]
verb (used without object), moralized, moralizing.
1.
to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, especially in a self-righteous or tiresome way.
verb (used with object), moralized, moralizing.
2.
to explain in a moral sense, or draw a moral from.
3.
to improve the morals of.
Also, especially British, moralise.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English moralisen < Medieval Latin mōrālizāre. See moral, -ize

moralization, noun
moralizer, noun
moralizingly, adverb
overmoralize, verb, overmoralized, overmoralizing.
overmoralizingly, adverb
unmoralizing, adjective
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moralize or moralise (ˈmɒrəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to make moral pronouncements
2.  (tr) to interpret or explain in a moral sense
3.  (tr) to improve the morals of
 
moralise or moralise
 
vb
 
morali'zation or moralise
 
n
 
morali'sation or moralise
 
n
 
'moralizer or moralise
 
n
 
'moraliser or moralise
 
n

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moralize
mid-15c., from Fr. moraliser, from L.L. moralizare, from moralis (see moral). Related: Moralizing.
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