moralizing moralizing  /ˈmɔ rə ˌlaɪ zɪŋ/


  • (n) indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code



  1. But if anything, the GOP platform has grown more committed to foreign military intervention and domestic moralizing.
  2. Actually, moralizing often makes decadence more alluring.
  3. So far it looks like Hume was onto something; though reason can shape moral judgment, emotion is often decisive, and that explains some strange quirks in our moralizing.


  • Theater review: Shakespeare fest's 'Measure' is surprisingly charming

    Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure'' can wear you down with its moralizing and philosophizing about virtue and sin. And even though its clowns and other period lowlife interject some ribald jokes about the characters' licentious behavior, the play is not one of the Bard's most memorable.        
    on July 24, 2013     Source: The Morning Call


  1. "It annoys us a bit, all this moralizing 'don't cut down your trees' from the first world, when they've already done it,"" Correa said. "If Europe wants to breathe pure air from Amazon countries then the Amazon countries shouldn't have to pay...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Rafael Correa Source: Tehran Times

  2. He derided "contrived indignation and phony moralizing" about what Cheney said were harsh techniques that saved many lives.
    on May 21, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: USA Today

  3. Friedrich Engels asked the British to give up "moralizing on the horrible atrocities of the Chinese."
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Friedrich Engels Source: American Muslim

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