morale

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See also: morāle and morālē

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moral.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

morale (countable and uncountable, plural morales)

  1. The capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal, or even in oneself and others.
    After the layoffs, morale was at an all time low; the staff were so dispirited nothing was getting done.
    Morale is an important quality in soldiers. With good morale they'll charge into a hail of bullets; without it they won't even cross a street.
    A morale-boosting exercise
    • 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, New York Times[1]:
      Proponents of the race — notably Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, director of the marathon — said the event would provide a needed morale boost, as well as an economic one.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: morâl

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moralo +‎ -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [moˈrale]
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ra‧le

Adverb[edit]

morale

  1. morally

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morale f (plural morales)

  1. ethics, morality

Adjective[edit]

morale

  1. feminine singular of moral

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōrālem, form of mōrālis, derived from mōs (custom, way; law).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈra.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: mo‧rà‧le

Adjective[edit]

morale (plural morali)

  1. moral

Noun[edit]

morale f (plural morali)

  1. morals
  2. moral philosophy

Noun[edit]

morale m (plural morali)

  1. morale

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōrāle

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of mōrālis

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English morale, from French moral, from Middle French moral, from Old French moral, from Latin mōrālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔˈra.lɛ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alɛ
  • Syllabification: mo‧ra‧le

Noun[edit]

morale n (indeclinable)

  1. morale (capacity of people to maintain belief in an institution or a goal)
  2. morals

Noun[edit]

morale

  1. locative singular of morał
  2. vocative singular of morał

Further reading[edit]

  • morale in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • morale in Polish dictionaries at PWN