Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
a statement explaining what someone can or cannot do in a particular system, game, or situation
a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right
a rule or set of principles that people follow for moral or religious reasons
a set of rules about how something should be done or how people should behave
traditional principles of good behaviour
principles of right or wrong behaviour that are generally accepted by a society
the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong
a set of rules for behaving correctly in social situations
a set of principles that people use to decide what is right and what is wrong
formal the rules of social behaviour that most people accept as correct
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
frightening in a way that makes you nervous because it involves things that do not seem natural...
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of moral rules and rules of behaviour from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.