moral - morality - morale

moral - morality - morale
'moral'
Moral is used as an adjective, a count noun, or a plural noun.
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When you use it as an adjective, it means `relating to right and wrong behaviour'.

I have noticed a fall in moral standards.

It is our moral duty to stay.

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The moral of a story is what it teaches you about how you should or should not behave.

The moral is clear: you must never marry for money.

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Morals are principles of behaviour.

There can be no doubt about the excellence of his morals.

We agreed that business morals nowadays were very low.

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'morality'
Morality is the idea that some forms of behaviour are right and others are wrong.

Punishment always involves the idea of morality.

Sexual morality was enforced by the fear of illegitimacy.

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'morale'
Your morale is the amount of confidence you have when you are in a difficult or dangerous situation.

The morale of the men was good.

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