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Definition of "moralist" []

  • A teacher or student of morals and moral problems. (noun)
  • One who follows a system of moral principles. (noun)
  • One who is unduly concerned with the morals of others. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moralist" in a sentence
  • "The moralist is the writer who has a "moral design" on literature -- who sees it as an forum for moral discourse more than as an aesthetic form -- or who wishes to create a moral "design" in works of fiction or poetry in the guise of, or in substitution for, aesthetic design."
  • "Fear, fury, desire, shame -- the whole philosophy of the religious moralist is simply an abstraction, systematisation and indoctrination of emotional reactions as so-called moral principles."
  • "Bahaha, the republican moralist is making fun of others being elitist?"