[mawr-uhl, mor-]
of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct, as a speaker or a literary work.
founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom: moral obligations.
capable of conforming to the rules of right conduct: a moral being.
conforming to the rules of right conduct (opposed to immoral ): a moral man.
virtuous in sexual matters; chaste.
of, pertaining to, or acting on the mind, feelings, will, or character: moral support.
resting upon convincing grounds of probability; virtual: a moral certainty.
the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.
the embodiment or type of something.
morals, principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.

1300–50; Middle English < Latin mōrālis, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) usage, custom + -ālis -al1

moralless, adjective
antimoral, adjective
hypermoral, adjective
hypermorally, adverb
overmoral, adjective
overmorally, adverb
premoral, adjective
premorally, adverb
pseudomoral, adjective
quasi-moral, adjective
quasi-morally, adverb
supermoral, adjective
supermorally, adverb
undermoral, adjective

moral, morale (see synonym study at the current entry).

5. upright, honest, straightforward, open, virtuous, honorable. 11. integrity, standards, morality. Morals, ethics refer to rules and standards of conduct and practice. Morals refers to generally accepted customs of conduct and right living in a society, and to the individual's practice in relation to these: the morals of our civilization. Ethics now implies high standards of honest and honorable dealing, and of methods used, especially in the professions or in business: ethics of the medical profession.
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moral (ˈmɒrəl)
1.  concerned with or relating to human behaviour, esp the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong behaviour: moral sense
2.  adhering to conventionally accepted standards of conduct
3.  based on a sense of right and wrong according to conscience: moral courage; moral law
4.  having psychological rather than tangible effects: moral support
5.  having the effects but not the appearance of (victory or defeat): a moral victory; a moral defeat
6.  having a strong probability: a moral certainty
7.  law (of evidence, etc) based on a knowledge of the tendencies of human nature
8.  the lesson to be obtained from a fable or event: point the moral
9.  a concise truth; maxim
10.  (plural) principles of behaviour in accordance with standards of right and wrong
[C14: from Latin mōrālis relating to morals or customs, from mōs custom]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., "pertaining to character or temperament" (good or bad), from O.Fr. moral, from L. moralis "proper behavior of a person in society," lit. "pertaining to manners," coined by Cicero ("De Fato," II.i) to translate Gk. ethikos (see ethics) from L. mos (gen. moris) "one's
disposition," in plural, "mores, customs, manners, morals," of uncertain origin. Meaning "morally good, conforming to moral rules," is first recorded late 14c. of stories, 1630s of persons. Original value-neutral sense preserved in moral support, moral victory, with sense of "pertaining to character as opposed to physical action." The noun meaning "moral exposition of a story" is attested from c.1500. Related: Morally.
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