- Morality is the standard of society used to decide what is right or wrong behavior.
An example of morality is the belief by someone that it is wrong to take what doesn't belong to them, even if no one would know.
- moral quality or character; rightness or wrongness, as of an action
- the character of being in accord with the principles or standards of right conduct; right conduct; sometimes, specif., virtue in sexual conduct
- principles of right and wrong in conduct; ethics
- a particular system of such principles
- moral instruction or a moral lesson
- a narrative with a moral lesson
- morality play
Origin: Middle English moralite from Old French from Late Latin moralitas from Classical Latin moralis
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noun pl. mo·ral·i·ties
- The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.
- A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct: religious morality; Christian morality.
- Virtuous conduct.
- A rule or lesson in moral conduct.