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Definitions of morality

  1. The relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The practice of the moral duties; rectitude of life; conformity to the standard of right; virtue; as, we often admire the politeness of men whose morality we question. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A kind of allegorical play, so termed because it consisted of discourses in praise of morality between actors representing such characters as Charity, Faith, Death, Vice, etc. Such plays were occasionally exhibited as late as the reign of Henry VIII. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Intent; meaning; moral. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The teaching or practice of the duties of life; virtue; formerly, a kind of play intended to teach a lesson, and representing such characters as Falth, Love, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Quality of being moral: the quality of an action which renders it right or wrong: the practice of moral duties: virtue: the doctrine which treats of moral actions: ethics: a kind of moral allegorical play. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The doctrine of man's moral duties; ethics; moral conduct; virtue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The doctrine or the practice of moral duties; ethics; virtue; moral quality; a play in which the characters personify virtues and vices. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The doctrine or science of man's duties; the quality of an action which renders it good or bad. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for morality

  1. He says, that, in certain most important respects, " it falls far below the best morality of the ancients." – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  2. He condemned altogether the use of force in the sphere of religion or morality though he admitted that it might be necessary for the purposes of civil government. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall