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English definition of “moral”

moral

adjective     /ˈmɒr.əl/ US  /ˈmɔːr-/
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. It is not part of a novelist's job to make a moral judgment. She was the only politician to condemn the proposed law on moral grounds (= for moral reasons). The Democrats are attempting to capture the moral high ground (= are trying to appear more honest and good than the other political parties). → Compare amoral, immoralMorality and rules of behaviour C1 behaving in ways considered by most people to be correct and honest: She's a very moral woman. Oh, stop being so moral! Is TV responsible for weakening people's moral fibre (= ability to behave well and honestly and work hard)?Virtue and moral good
(Definition of moral adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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