—moralless, adj./mawr"euhl, mor"-/, adj.1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.2. expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct, as a speaker or a literary work; moralizing: a moral novel.3. founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom: moral obligations.4. capable of conforming to the rules of right conduct: a moral being.5. conforming to the rules of right conduct (opposed to immoral): a moral man.6. virtuous in sexual matters; chaste.7. of, pertaining to, or acting on the mind, feelings, will, or character: moral support.8. resting upon convincing grounds of probability; virtual: a moral certainty.n.9. the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.10. the embodiment or type of something.11. morals, principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.Syn. 5. upright, honest, straightforward, open, virtuous, honorable. 11. integrity, standards, morality. MORALS, ETHICS refer to rules and standards of conduct and practice. MORALS refers to generally accepted customs of conduct and right living in a society, and to the individual's practice in relation to these: the morals of our civilization. ETHICS now implies high standards of honest and honorable dealing, and of methods used, esp. in the professions or in business: ethics of the medical profession.
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