Word of the Week: morality


plural noun: moralities

  • principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour.

“the matter boiled down to simple morality: innocent prisoners ought to be freed”

“the past few years have seen a sharp decline in morality”

  • moral standards, morals, moral code, ethics, principles of right and wrong, rules of conduct, standards/principles of behaviour
  • a particular system of values and principles of conduct: “a bourgeois morality”
  • the extent to which an action is right or wrong: “the issue of the morality of the possession of nuclear weapons”


  1. I think it’s new word for us. Actually, we saw this word many time in our lesson but we didn’t point it.
    Thank you for emphasize us.


    1. Glad you found it useful Nickky – why don’t you post other examples where you can use this word in a sentence? How about this example: John has no sense of morality – he does not know the difference between wrong and right.


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