Values vs. Moral

By Jaxson

  • Moral

    A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message that is conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader, or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim. A moral is a lesson in a story or in real life.

  • Moral (adjective)

    Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.

    “moral judgments;”

    “a moral poem”

  • Moral (adjective)

    Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one’s conscience or ethical judgment.

    “a moral obligation”

  • Moral (adjective)

    Capable of right and wrong action.

    “a moral agent”

  • Moral (adjective)

    Probable but not proved.

    “a moral certainty”

  • Moral (adjective)

    Positively affecting the mind, confidence, or will.

    “a moral victory;”

    “moral support”

  • Moral (noun)

    The ethical significance or practical lesson.

    “The moral of w|The Boy Who Cried Wolf is that if you repeatedly lie, people won’t believe you when you tell the truth.”

  • Moral (noun)

    Moral practices or teachings: modes of conduct.

  • Moral (noun)

    A morality play.


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