moral

The moral of a story is the lesson that story teaches about how to behave in the world.

Moral comes from the Latin word mores, for habits. The moral of a story is supposed to teach you how to be a better person. If moral is used as an adjective, it means good, or ethical. If you have a strong moral character, you are a good member of society. If someone is a cheat and a liar, you might say, "She is not a moral person."

Primary Meanings of moral

1.
adjn
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
the significance of a story or event
2.
adj
psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect
Full Definitions of moral
1

adj concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

moral sense”
“a moral scrutiny”
“a moral lesson”
“a moral quandary”
moral convictions”
“a moral life”
Synonyms:
chaste
morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
good
morally admirable
honorable, honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
chaste
abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
clean, clean-living
morally pure
moralistic
narrowly and conventionally moral
righteous
morally justified
incorrupt
free of corruption or immorality
righteous
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
virtuous
morally excellent
Antonyms:
immoral
deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
unchaste
not chaste
evil
morally bad or wrong
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous
unrestrained by convention or morality
disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
scrofulous
morally contaminated
unrighteous
not righteous
wicked
morally bad in principle or practice
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n the significance of a story or event

“the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor”
Synonyms:
lesson
Type of:
import, meaning, significance, signification
the message that is intended or expressed or signified
2

adj psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect

“a moral victory”
moral support”
Synonyms:
mental
involving the mind or an intellectual process

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