moral: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (môr'ul, mor'-), [key]
- 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; moralizing: a moral novel.
- 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.
- principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.