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noun moral pronunciation in American English /ˈmɔrəl/
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pluralmorals
  1. 1

    morals

    [plural] principles of right or wrong behavior that are generally accepted by a society
    the differences between Eastern and Western morals
    have morals: He’s shown that he has no morals at all.
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] something that you can learn from a story or an experience
    moral of: The moral of the story is don’t believe everything you hear.

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