mor´al|i|za´tion

mor´al|i|za´tion
mor|al|ize «MR uh lyz, MOR-», verb, -ized, -iz|ing.
–v.i.
to think, talk, or write about questions of right and wrong: »

... no one can moralize better after a misfortune has taken place (Washington Irving).

–v.t.
1. to point out the lesson or inner meaning of: »

But what said Jaques? Did he not moralize this spectacle? (Shakespeare).

2. to improve the morals of: »

... a social life passed in peaceful occupation is positively moralizing (Herbert Spencer).

mor´al|i|za´tion, noun.
mor´al|iz´er, noun.
mor´al|iz´ing|ly, adverb.

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