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Definition 1: the significance of a story or event - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where moral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor

Synonyms for moral in the sense of this definition

(moral is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Definition 2: concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where moral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moral sense
  • a moral scrutiny
  • a moral lesson
  • a moral quandary
  • moral convictions
  • a moral life

(moral is similar to ...) morally pure

"led a clean life"

(moral is similar to ...) morally justified

"righteous indignation"

(moral is similar to ...) narrowly and conventionally moral

(moral is similar to ...) abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

(means also ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

(means also ...) morally excellent

(means also ...) worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

"an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

(means also ...) morally admirable

(means also ...) morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

"a holy woman innocent and chaste"

(... are attributes of moral) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

Definition 3: psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where moral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a moral victory
  • moral support

(moral is similar to ...) involving the mind or an intellectual process

"mental images of happy times" "mental calculations" "in a terrible mental state" "mental suffering" "free from mental defects"

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