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  • v. Present participle of moralize.
  • n. The behaviour of one who moralizes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A moral reflection; a moralization. Also spelled moralising.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code


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  • And that kind of moralizing is the reason we're mired in a seemingly endless slump.

    Danny Schechter: After the Election, What About the Economy?

  • The constant moralizing is bad enough, but then he does something like this!

    Joe Should Go

  • Heavy handed moralizing is the best reason to return a book to the library unfinished, I think.

    He says . . she says

  • And he too grasps the proper role of morality and the critical need to form careful judgments about those who cloak themselves in moralizing garb.


  • Indeed, the best rejoinder to Stout’s occasionally flatulent, ivory-tower moralizing is Sherman’s own stark, pellucid Memoirs.

    Lee and Sherman

  • I love reading comments cake related but all the moralizing is a drain.

    Sunday Sweets: More Potter!

  • It's great to see her raising the profile of the issues but I'm fed up with responding to real problems with Southern Baptist moralizing, which is a big part of Bush's program.


  • Even Thoreau, who had escaped from the morasses of theology into the woods and accomplished the reversion to paganism in the shortest possible manner, never lost the habit of moralizing, which is a survival of the deep-going consciousness of sin.

    Theocritus on Cape Cod

  • With all drawbacks, however, the moralizing is the best part of the

    Samuel Johnson

  • (…) In actual fact, the disease of modernism (or at least one of its diseases, resulting in the ruin of large areas of our cities) is its moralizing, that is to say the intrusion of the question of morality into the architectural debate.

    [a barriga de um arquitecto]


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