moralization moralization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
  2. (n) the act of making moral (or more moral)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Scriptwriter Pete goes with him, and they fight every step of the way through an underbrush of moralization about the evils of wanton slaughter.

Quotes

  1. "We must work, not for the destruction of capitalism - which would be a catastrophe - but for its moralization," Sarkozy said at the opening of the symposium New World, New Capitalism, which he established as a response to the economic crisis.
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. Socialist hopeful Segolene Royal said she was scandalized by the €8.56 million (US$11.49 million) severance package, while centrist Francois Bayrou pledged to introduce a "law of economic moralization."
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Segolene Royal Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. ...wife, the brilliant historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, wrote regularly about the importance of morality in society, culture and the economy, a topic she covered in her standout book, "The De-Moralization of Society."
    on May 21, 2007 By: Gertrude Himmelfarb Source: PEJ News

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