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Morality

Mo`ral´i`ty
n.1.The relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right.
2.The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right.
Of moralitee he was the flower.
- Chaucer.
I am bold to think that morality is capable of demonstration.
- Locke.
3.The doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics.
4.The practice of the moral duties; rectitude of life; conformity to the standard of right; virtue; as, we often admire the politeness of men whose morality we question.
5.A kind of allegorical play, so termed because it consisted of discourses in praise of morality between actors representing such characters as Charity, Faith, Death, Vice, etc. Such plays were occasionally exhibited as late as the reign of Henry VIII.
6.Intent; meaning; moral.
Taketh the morality thereof, good men.
- Chaucer.
Noun1.Moralitymorality - concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
Antonyms:
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
2.morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
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