moralist definition

  • noun:
    • an instructor or pupil of morals and moral problems.
    • one that uses something of ethical maxims.
    • person who is unduly concerned with the morals of other individuals.
    • one that pushes all decisions on perceived morals, specially one who enforces all of them with censorship.
    • A teacher of morals.
    • a person who moralizes; a person who teaches or animadverts upon the obligations of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate ethical obligations.
    • a person who practices moral tasks; a person who lives in conformity with ethical principles; certainly one of correct deportment and transactions with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to a single whoever life is managed by religious motives.
    • One who shows morals; a writer or lecturer on ethics; one that inculcates moral duties.
    • one that practises ethical as distinguished from spiritual duties; a merely ethical as distinguished from a religious individual.
    • somebody who demands precise conformity to guidelines and kinds
    • a philosopher whom focuses on morals and moral issues

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