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Definition of "morality" []

  • The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct. (noun)
  • A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct: religious morality; Christian morality. (noun)
  • Virtuous conduct. (noun)
  • A rule or lesson in moral conduct. (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 "morality" in a sentence
  • "The morality with which ethical treatises are concerned is _theoretical morality_."
  • "But altogether outside theoretical morality, or the question of what people "ought" to do, there remains _practical morality_, or the question of what, as a matter of fact, people actually do."
  • "The essential difference, as it appears to me as a student of the history of religion, is this, that whereas the connection between religion and morality has so far been a loose one, -- at Rome, indeed, so loose, that many have refused to believe in its existence, -- the _new religion was itself morality_, [990] but morality consecrated and raised to a higher power than it had ever yet reached."