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noun [plural] uk   /ˈmɔː.reɪz/ us    /ˈmɔːr.eɪz/ formal
the traditional customs and ways of behaving that are typical of a particular (part of) society: middle-class mores the mores and culture of the Japanese
Translations of “mores”
in Chinese (Traditional) 風俗,習慣,行為方式…
in Chinese (Simplified) 风俗,习惯,行为方式…
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