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Definition of "moralization" [mor•al•i•za•tion]

  • The act of moralizing. (noun)
  • Moral reform. (noun)

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Use "moralization" in a sentence
  • "Over the past few days, some have interpreted very narrowly what Pope Benedict said in his book-length interview with Peter Seewald, a German journalist, about condoms as a "first step" in the "moralization" of someone like a "male prostitute" who uses one to prevent the spread of infection."
  • "Hayek would support the current calls for a "moralization" of global capitalism, since the core of the crisis seems to be exactly the loss of moral constraints in the blind pursuit of as many quick bucks as possible."
  • "In a book-length interview last year, Benedict said condoms are not a "real or moral solution" to the AIDS epidemic, but that their use by someone intending to prevent infection could "be a first step in the direction of a moralization" of sexuality."