morale[mə ral′, mô-]
Morale is the general mood of a person and whether he is confident, motivated and willing to perform tasks.
An example of morale is when an employee loves his job.
- moral or mental condition with respect to courage, discipline, confidence, enthusiasm, willingness to endure hardship, etc. within a group, in relation to a group, or within an individual
- Rare morality
Origin of moraleFrench feminine of moral ; from Classical Latin moralis: see moral
The state of the spirits of a person or group as exhibited by confidence, cheerfulness, discipline, and willingness to perform assigned tasks: The staff's morale increased when everyone was given a day off with pay.
Origin of moraleFrench, morality, good conduct, from feminine of moral, moral, from Old French; see moral.
- The capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal, or even in oneself and others.
- After the layoffs morale was at an all time low, they were so dispirited nothing was getting done.
- Morale is an important quality in soldiers. With good morale they'll charge into a hail of bullets; without it they won't even cross a street.