noun Etymology: in sense 1, from French, from feminine of moral, adjective; in other senses, modification of French moral morale, from moral, adjective Date: 1752 1. moral principles, teachings, or conduct 2. a. the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand b. a sense of common purpose with respect to a group ; esprit de corps 3. the level of individual psychological well-being based on such factors as a sense of purpose and confidence in the future

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  • morale — Morale. s. f. La doctrine des moeurs. Bonne morale. meschante morale. morale corrompuë. morale depravée. morale dangereuse. morale relaschée. la morale des Payens. la morale Chrestienne. la morale de Jesus Christ. la morale de l Evangile. il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • morale — mo‧rale [məˈrɑːl ǁ məˈræl] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the level of confidence and positive feelings among a group of people who work together: • The poor working conditions have an adverse effect on staff morale. * * * morale UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • morale — morale, discipline, esprit de corps although not always close synonyms, are comparable when they mean a condition or spirit which holds together a body of persons. Morale usually applies to the qualities of an entire body of men (as an army or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • morale — (n.) 1752, moral principles or practice, from Fr. morale morality, good conduct, from fem. of O.Fr. moral moral (see MORAL (Cf. moral) (adj.)). Meaning confidence (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with Fr.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • morale — [dal lat. moralis, der. di mos moris costume ]. ■ agg. 1. [che concerne il comportamento dell uomo nella scelta e attuazione responsabile del bene e del male: valori m. ] ▶◀ etico. 2. a. [di persona, comportamento, ecc., che rispetta i princìpi… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • morale — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} postawa moralna, świadomość obowiązku, duch, wola walki, działania itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Upada morale żołnierzy. <niem. z fr.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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