morale

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See also: morāle and morālē

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French moral

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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, they 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.
    • 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 2 November 2012):
      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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French[edit]

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morale f (plural morales)

  1. Ethics, morality

Adjective[edit]

morale

  1. feminine singular of moral

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

morale m, f (masculine and feminine plural morali)

  1. moral

Noun[edit]

morale f (plural morali)

  1. morals
  2. moral philosophy

morale m (plural morali)

  1. morale

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōrāle

  1. nominative neuter singular of mōrālis
  2. accusative neuter singular of mōrālis
  3. vocative neuter singular of mōrālis

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “morale”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English morale

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morale n

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

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Mostly used in a singular.

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Noun[edit]

morale

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

Further reading[edit]

  • morale in Polish dictionaries at PWN