moral - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective [only before noun] 

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/ˈmɒrəl/
  1. relating to right and wrong and the way that people should behave

    our children’s religious and moral education

    moral dilemma:

    Stephen was faced with the moral dilemma of whether to return the money he had found.

    1. a.
      based on what you believe is right rather than what the law or rules say is right
      moral obligation/duty:

      You’re not legally required to inform them, but it is a moral obligation.

    2. b.
      a moral person always tries to behave in the right way