morale morale  /mə ˈræl/


  1. (n) a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
  2. (n) the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed



  1. I'll tell you what morale is.
  2. South Korea's navy had 7,500 men, lots of morale, but no fighting ships.
  3. Senior American officers similarly nurtured the illusion that their sophisticated weapons would inevitably break enemy morale.


  1. Hot Diggity Dog

    When Alice Wilhoit wanted to improve office morale with little raffles for her co-workers, she had to get permission. “Had to sort of—not really beg—but I was sort of like, ‘pleeease,’” the Department of Public Works employee of the year says in a lilting soprano. Wilhoit, who does payroll and other clerical work at the Montebello Filtration Plant off Hillen Road, has always played by the rules ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper

  2. At Foursquare, Morale Hits A New Low And Employees Look For Ways Out

    Sources both in and around the company say the negativity is starting to take a toll on investors and employees. Morale is low and employees are looking for ways out. Investors have been patient but in recent weeks, that patience has worn thin.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Letta hopes for morale lift from weary Italian voters

    By Catherine Hornby ROME (Reuters) - Italian local elections that end on Monday could give a morale boost to Prime Minister Enrico Letta and confirm that support for the populist 5-Star Movement is waning. Despite a slump in turnout as Italians lose faith in their politicians, Letta hopes for a positive result for his center-left Democratic Party (PD), which nearly imploded after throwing away a ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I think it's really going to be very harmful to the morale and effectiveness of our military," said McCain.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: John McCain Source:

  2. Writing to the Commons Liaison Committee Brown said: "Despite the tragic losses, morale remains high - and I can report the assessment of commanders on the ground: that the current operations are succeeding in their objectives." "They are...
    on Jul 11, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Times Online

  3. "I understand how important it is for team morale," Hamlin said. "When two teams skirmish with each other or the two drivers don't like talking to each other, all you do is go backward. There's no doubt about it. Right now, I feel like he has...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Denny Hamlin Source: SB Nation (blog)

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