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Morality appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Party ’til aroma’s set, so hate set a hostess a morality trap.
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Definition of the noun morality

What does morality mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: moralities

  1. concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • antonym: immorality
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific terms:
    • attributes:
      • moral = concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
      • immoral = deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
      • pure = having no faults
      • impure = immoral or obscene
  2. motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

Alternative definition of the noun morality

noun

  1. [uncountable] Recognition of the distinction between good and evil or between right and wrong; respect for and obedience to the rules of right conduct; the mental disposition or characteristic of behaving in a manner intended to produce morally good results.
  2. [countable] A set of social rules, customs, traditions, beliefs, or practices which specify proper, acceptable forms of conduct.
  3. [countable] A set of personal guiding principles for conduct or a general notion of how to behave, whether respectable or not.
  4. [countable, archaic] A lesson or pronouncement which contains advice about proper behavior.
  5. [uncountable, rare] Moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which studies the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.
  6. [countable, rare] A particular theory concerning the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.

Music

"Morality" is a musical album of Oscar Brand.

  • released in (53 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Morality" is a novella by Stephen King published in the July 2009 issue of Esquire. It is included as a bonus story in Blockade Billy, a King book published on May 25, 2010. "Morality" received the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette.
    • also known as Mortality
  2. "Morality" is a book by Bernard Williams.
  3. "Morality" is a book by Bernard Gert.
    • also known as "Morality: its nature and justification", "Morality: a new justification of the Moral rules"
  4. "Morality" is a book by Jarrett Zigon.
    • also known as "Morality: an anthropological perspective"

Miscellanea

Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" and those that are "bad". Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc., or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality, while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles.

  • also known as Moralism

Phrases with Morality

  1. morality play
  2. sexual morality

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Morality

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Google previewThe Foundations of Bioethics (1996)

by H. Tristram Engelhardt

For those who recognize the concrete values that should guide the good life, secular morality is a wasteland without moral content, without the possibility of moral guidance, and with the possibility of such serious moral failures as suicide and ...

Google previewNietzsche and Levinas (2008)

"After the Death of a Certain God" by Jill Stauffer, Bettina Bergo

Nietzsche's hermeneutic strategy for evaluating the dangerousness of a given morality is that of reading moral values as...

Altruistic morality is the danger of dangers when it comes to the assertion of the value of life because, by operating ...

Google previewVarieties of Moral Personality (1991)

by Owen J. FLANAGAN

Because morality is the domain of respect for rules, "we had to establish what was meant by respect for rules from the child's point of view. This is why we have begun with an analysis of the rules of a social game in the obligatory aspect which ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Thoughts (2015)

by Tryon Edwards

Morality without religion is only a kind of deadreckoning—an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.—Longfellow. The Christian religion is the ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

by G.H.R. Parkinson

Morality. and. Universal. Law. Marcus. G.Singer. Theidea ofmorality assomehow involving universal lawhasbeen in existencea longtime. Itreached its fruition and received classic expression inthe philosophy of ImmanuelKant, butitdid ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia

Morality • Often thought of as a matter of individual choice, or as conformity to the "correct" behavior learned in contact with family and society. For Christians, however, morality is the sum of true teachings about right and wrong, good and evil, ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. (Alexis de Tocqueville)
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Scrabble value of M3O1R1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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