conformity to the rules of right conduct; or virtuous conduct.
quality or character.
virtue in sexual matters; chastity.
a doctrine or system of .
instruction; a lesson, precept, discourse, or utterance.
Even if it is an anti-morality tale, it tells a big story with swagger.
Why No Oscar Love For ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’? Tim Teeman January 19, 2014
noun (pl) -ties
the quality of being moral
conformity, or degree of conformity, to conventional standards of moral conduct
a system of moral principles
an instruction or lesson in morals
short for morality play
late 14c., “moral qualities,” from Old French moralité “moral (of a story); moral instruction; morals, moral character” (13c.) and directly from Late Latin moralitatem (nominative moralitas) “manner, character,” from Latin moralis (see moral (adj.)). Meaning “goodness” is attested from 1590s.
Where there is no free agency, there can be no morality. Where there is no temptation, there can be little claim to virtue. Where the routine is rigorously proscribed by law, the law, and not the man, must have the credit of the conduct. [William H. Prescott, “History of the Conquest of Peru,” 1847]
capable of reducing the frequency of mutation.
any of a class of substances that blunt the senses, as opium, morphine, belladonna, and alcohol, that in large quantities produce euphoria, stupor, or coma, that when used constantly can cause habituation or addiction, and that are used in medicine to relieve pain, cause sedation, and induce sleep. anything that exercises a soothing or numbing […]
Literature. a manner or technique of treating subject matter that presents, through volume of detail, a deterministic view of human life and actions. a deterministic theory of writing in which it is held that a writer should adopt an objective view toward the material written about, be free of preconceived ideas as to form and […]
imitating or the usual surroundings. pertaining to or . pertaining to , especially in literature and art. Contemporary Examples “I wanted to present a more realistic, naturalistic Peter Parker,” he said. ‘Spider-Man’ Sneak Preview: Spidey Gets Adorkable Chris Lee February 6, 2012 Wicca is a naturalistic religion whose followers generally worship a pantheistic Godhead and […]