US: /ˈmɔɹəɫ/
UK: /mˈɒɹə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

moral /'mɔrəl/
  • tính từ
    • (thuộc) đạo đức, (thuộc) luân lý, (thuộc) phẩm hạnh
      • moral standards: những tiêu chuẩn đạo đức
      • moral philosophy: luân lý
      • moral principles: nguyên lý đạo đức, đạo lý, đạo nghĩa
    • có đạo đức, hợp đạo đức
      • to live a moral life: sống một cuộc sống đạo đức
    • tinh thần
      • moral support: sự ủng hộ tinh thần
      • moral victory: thắng lợi về tinh thần
  • danh từ
    • bài học, lời răn dạy
      • the moral of the fable: lời răn dạy của truyện ngụ ngôn
    • (số nhiều) đạo đức, đức hạnh, phẩm hạnh, nhân cách
      • his morals atr excellent: đạo đức của anh ta rất tốt
    • sự giống hệt, hình ảnh
      • he is the very moral of his father: nó giống hệt cha n

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [only before noun] concerned with principles of right and wrong behaviour: a moral issue / dilemma / question + traditional moral values + a decline in moral standards + moral philosophy + a deeply religious man with a highly developed moral sense + British newspapers were full of moral outrage at the weakness of other countries.
2 [only before noun] based on your own sense of what is right and fair, not on legal rights or duties: moral responsibility / duty + Governments have at least a moral obligation to answer these questions. + (BrE) The job was to call on all her diplomatic skills and moral courage (= the courage to do what you think is right).
3 following the standards of behaviour considered acceptable and right by most people: He led a very moral life. + a very moral person
4 [only before noun] able to understand the difference between right and wrong: Children are not naturally moral beings.
Idioms: take, claim, seize, etc. the moral high ground to claim that your side of an argument is morally better than your opponents' side; to argue in a way that makes your side seem morally better
+ noun
1 (morals) [pl.] standards or principles of good behaviour, especially in matters of sexual relationships: Young people these days have no morals. + The play was considered an affront to public morals. + The question is one of manners rather than morals. + (old-fashioned) a woman of loose morals (= with a low standard of sexual behaviour)
2 [C] a practical lesson that a story, an event or an experience teaches you: And the moral is that crime doesn't pay.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 ethical; right, good, pure, honest, proper, upright, honourable, decent, moralistic, respectable, high-minded, virtuous, upstanding, righteous, principled, scrupulous, incorruptible, noble, just:
She is one of the most moral people I have ever met.
2 ethical, moralizing, moralistic:
Questions of right and wrong are a subject for moral philosophy. It is a moral, not a legal, issue.
3 lesson, homily, teaching, point, message; aphorism, maxim, precept, apophthegm or apothegm, adage, saw, proverb, epigram, motto, slogan:
The moral of the story is, 'Do unto others before they do unto you'
4 morals. behaviour, conduct, mores, belief, habit(s), custom(s), practice(s), principle(s), scruples, ethics, ideals, standards; probity, morality, rectitude, integrity:
For this appointment, we require a person of the highest morals.
dedication, spirit(s), unity, esprit de corps, disposition, attitude, confidence, self-confidence, self-esteem:
The team's morale improved after they won their first game in five weeks.

Collocation dictionary

1 practical lesson




There are clear morals to be drawn from the failure of these companies.


~ to
There is a clear moral to all this.

2 morals: principles


good, strict | doubtful, loose
Women who went to pubs alone would sometimes be assumed to have loose morals.
| sexual | public | Christian


He has absolutely no morals, that man!
| instil
She had tried her best to instil morals into her daughters.
| protect | corrupt


a decline in morals

Concise English dictionary

morals'mɔrəl /'mɒ-
+the significance of a story or event
+relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics
+concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
+adhering to ethical and moral principles
+arising from the sense of right and wrong
+psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect