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English definition of “moral”

moral

adjective     /ˈmɒrəl/
RIGHT AND WRONG [always before noun] B2 relating to beliefs about what is right or wrong: moral standards/values a moral issue Morality and rules of behaviourVirtue and moral good
GOOD CHARACTER behaving in a way that most people think is correct and honest: He's a very moral person. → Opposite immoral → Compare amoralMorality and rules of behaviourVirtue and moral good
morally adverb B2 morally wrong
(Definition of moral adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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