morality Definition

  • 1principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior
  • 2the extent to which an action is right or wrong

Using morality: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "morality" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The morality of his decision was questioned by many.

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    The book explores the morality of war.

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    The company's actions were criticized for their lack of morality.

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    The debate centered around the morality of capital punishment.

morality Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for morality

  • ethics
  • values
  • principles
  • standards
  • conscience

Antonyms for morality

Idioms Using morality

  • morals and manners

    the principles of right and wrong behavior and social etiquette


    The school places great emphasis on teaching morals and manners to its students.

  • a lack of moral principles or values


    His behavior at the party showed that he had loose morals.

  • doubtful or suspect moral principles or values


    The politician's actions raised concerns about his questionable morals.

Phrases with morality

  • an individual's ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly


    Her moral compass led her to speak out against the injustice.

  • a position of moral superiority over others


    He claimed the moral high ground in the argument, stating that his actions were justified.

  • a duty to do what is right or just


    She felt a moral obligation to help those in need.

Origins of morality

from Latin 'moralitas', meaning 'manner, character, proper behavior'


Summary: morality in Brief

The term 'morality' [məˈræləti] refers to principles that distinguish right from wrong or good from bad behavior. It encompasses the extent to which an action is right or wrong, as in 'The morality of his decision was questioned by many.' The concept extends into phrases like 'moral compass,' denoting an individual's ability to judge right and wrong, and idioms like 'loose morals,' implying a lack of moral principles.

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