quasi-moralistically

moralist

[mawr-uh-list, mor-]
noun
1.
a person who teaches or inculcates morality.
2.
a philosopher concerned with the principles of morality.
3.
a person who practices morality.
4.
a person concerned with regulating the morals of others, as by imposing censorship.

Origin:
1615–25; moral + -ist

moralistic, adjective
moralistically, adverb
antimoralist, noun, adjective
antimoralistic, adjective
overmoralistic, adjective
pseudomoralistic, adjective
quasi-moralistic, adjective
quasi-moralistically, adverb
semimoralistic, adjective
unmoralistic, adjective
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moralist (ˈmɒrəlɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who seeks to regulate the morals of others or to imbue others with a sense of morality
2.  a person who lives in accordance with moral principles
3.  a philosopher who is concerned with casuistic discussions of right action, or who seeks a general characterization of right action, often contrasted with a moral philosopher whose concern is with general philosophical questions about ethics
 
moral'istic
 
adj
 
moral'istically
 
adv

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moralist
"teacher of morals," 1630s, from moral + -ist.
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