moral noun

1 practical lesson

ADJ. clear

VERB + MORAL draw There are clear morals to be drawn from the failure of these companies.

PREP. ~ to There is a clear moral to all this.

2 morals: principles

ADJ. good, strict | doubtful, loose Women who went to pubs alone would sometimes be assumed to have loose morals. | sexual | public | Christian

VERB + MORAL have He has absolutely no morals, that man! | instil She had tried her best to instil morals into her daughters. | protect | corrupt

PHRASES a decline in morals