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Morally good or correct behaviour - thesaurus

Synonyms

virtue

noun

formal a way of behaving in which you do what is morally right and avoid things that are morally wrong

goodness

noun

the quality of being morally good

purity

noun

the condition of being pure, especially in moral behaviour

decency

noun

behaviour that is moral, good, or reasonable

respectability

noun

the quality of obeying the moral or social standards that are accepted by most people

integrity

noun

the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you

propriety

noun

formal behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards

honour

noun

the belief and practice of someone who has high moral standards

decencies

noun

Britishformal standards of behaviour that are generally considered to be good

modesty

noun

behaviour that aims to avoid causing sexual feelings in other people

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compunction

noun

formal a feeling that you should not do something because it is wrong

conformity

noun

behaviour that is acceptable because it is similar to the behaviour of everyone else

fair play

noun

behaviour that is fair and honest

family values

noun

the principles on which the traditional family is believed to be based, especially the importance of marriage. This word is used mainly by politicians.

the good

noun

morally correct behaviour

high road

noun

the way that is morally right

moral fibre

noun

someone’s ability to do what is morally correct in a particular situation

moral imperative

noun

something that must happen because it is the right thing

moral victory

noun

if you win a moral victory, you feel that you have shown you were right about something, even though someone else has officially won the argument

nicety

noun

a way of behaving that people consider to be correct

principle

noun

morally correct behaviour

probity

noun

formal a very moral and honest way of behaving

rectitude

noun

formal a very moral and correct way of behaving

right

noun

behaviour that is considered good or moral

social conscience

noun

a knowledge or understanding of what is morally right in a society

the straight and narrow

the right and moral way to behave or to do something

virtue

noun

a good quality or habit that a person has, especially a moral one such as honesty or loyalty

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