Translation of "moral" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈmɒr.əl/ us /ˈmɔːr.əl/

B2 relating to the standards of good or bad behaviour, fairness, honesty, etc. that each person believes in, rather than to laws

It's her moral obligation to tell the police what she knows. 她把所知道的事告訴警方是道義上的責任。
It is not part of a novelist's job to make a moral judgment. 小說家並不需要作道德上的批判。
She was the only politician to condemn the proposed law on moral grounds (= for moral reasons). 她是唯一一個從道德角度,對提議施行的法律作出譴責的政治家。
The Democrats are attempting to capture the moral high ground (= are trying to appear more honest and good than the other political parties). 民主黨試圖顯出在道義上佔優勢。

C1 behaving in ways considered by most people to be correct and honest

She's a very moral woman. 她是個品行極為端正的女人。
Oh, stop being so moral! 哦,別這麼一本正經!
Is TV responsible for weakening people's moral fibre (= ability to behave well and honestly and work hard)? 電視是否要對人們的道德品質下降負責呢?

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uk /ˈmɒr.əl/ us /ˈmɔːr.əl/

moral noun (STANDARDS)

morals C2 [ plural ]

standards for good or bad character and behaviour

public/private morals 公共/個人道德
old-fashioned disapproving a person of loose morals (= whose character or sexual behaviour is considered unacceptable) 放蕩的人

moral noun (MESSAGE)

[ C ] The moral of a story, event, or experience is the message that you understand from it about how you should or should not behave

And the moral of the story is that honesty is always the best policy. 這個故事的寓意是:誠實總是上策。

(Translation of “moral” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)