moralism moralism  /ˈmɔ rə ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) a moral maxim
  2. (n) judgments about another person's morality

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  1. The President is proud of his Big Government moralism.
  2. Bertram contends that left-wing moralism and pacifism have traditionally played a role in British politics.
  3. But for all the sex and show girls, a closer look at the programs reveals Bennettian contradictions: libido and law, hedonism and moralism, revelry and regret.


  • Michael Gerson: Pope intends to be disruptive force

    Pope Francis' blunt, conversational, subversive, disarming interview in the Jesuit publication America amounted to a sort of extemporaneous encyclical. He is clearly concerned the message of Christianity has become obscured by ecclesiastical moralism.
    on September 27, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal


  1. "The greatness of art comes from the ambiguities, which is another way of saying it stops us from knowing what to think," Henson said. "It redeems us from a world of moralism and opinionation and claptrap."
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Bill Henson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. As conservative columnist George Will wrote last month: "It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: George Will Source: Bangor Daily News

  3. "I think there are two reinforcing trends here. One of them is the upside of foreign policy moralism," said Michael J. Gerson, a former Bush aide who was a persistent and persuasive advocate for Africa. "Another one is the growing strategic...
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Michael Gerson Source:

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