Moralization
Moralization Mor`al*i*za"tion, n. [Cf. F. moralisation.] 1. The act of moralizing; moral reflections or discourse. [1913 Webster]

2. Explanation in a moral sense. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]


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  • moralization — noun 1. indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code his constant moralizing drove me mad • Syn: ↑moralizing, ↑moralisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑moralise (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • moralization — noun see moralize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moralization — See moralize. * * * …   Universalium

  • moralization — mor·al·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • moralize — moralization, n. moralizer, n. moralizingly, adv. /mawr euh luyz , mor /, v., moralized, moralizing. v.i. 1. to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, esp. in a self righteous or tiresome way. v.t. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • moralizations — moralization (Amer.) n. act of explaining or defining in moral terms; act of making more moral (also moralisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moralisation — noun 1. indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code his constant moralizing drove me mad • Syn: ↑moralizing, ↑moralization • Derivationally related forms: ↑moralise, ↑moralize ( …   Useful english dictionary

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