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Definition of "moralisation" []

  • Indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code (noun)
  • The act of making moral (or more moral) (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "moralisation" in a sentence
  • "In the case of a male prostitute, says Benedict, using a condom to reduce the risk of HIV infection "can be a first step in the direction of moralisation, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants"."
  • "And in the key passage, he says: There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralisation, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants."
  • "This has caused a loss of role and purpose amongst MPs, causing a profound de-moralisation (in every sense) which has in turn created the breeding ground for corruption."
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