moralist moralist  /ˈmɔ rə lɪst/


  1. (n) a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
  2. (n) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms



  1. Thus Nehru the moralist, to whose terrible truisms the only answer is a shamefaced nod.
  2. But genuine satire is hard to find on the big screen these days, or any day, because its strident moralist tone tends to alienate audiences.
  3. Frontal nudity, four-letter words, masturbation, even sodomy-Bertolucci dwells uncompromisingly on them all with a moralist's savagery, an artist's finesse.


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    Grossmont College alum, essayist, moralist, boozer, music lover, self-described “drug punk,” and legend — Lester Bangs (1948–1982), who grew up in El Cajon, is finally getting the documentary he deserves.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader


  1. Justice Stephen Breyer said: "I'm not a moralist. I'm a judge. As a judge, I look at the law."
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Stockton Record

  2. "I am not a moralist. I learned along time ago that it is folly to moralise," Anderson told a Sydney radio station. "I doubt very, very, very much - I have only seen all the girls conduct themselves in a very, very professional manner and...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Angry Anderson Source: The Australian

  3. "Wars, pogroms and persecution have all been part of the flight from boredom," said Bertrand Russell. "Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it."
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Bertrand Russell Source: Toronto Star

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