Definition of moralistic in English:

moralistic

adjective

  • Overfond of making moral judgements about others' behaviour; too ready to moralize.

    ‘a moralistic stance on advertising’
    ‘modernized fairy tales are often moralistic and cleaned up’
    • ‘As might have been expected by anybody outside the blinkered world of health promotion, moralistic anti-smoking propaganda directed at adolescents has proved counterproductive.’
    • ‘Fertility behaviour was consequently interpreted in a conservative and moralistic way, and the decline in the birth-rate was attributed to the ‘selfishness of women’.’
    • ‘I detest any attempt to sell science for political or moralistic ends.’
    • ‘I'd lay bets that her upbringing was rigid and moralistic.’
    • ‘Having inflexible, overly moralistic policies for dealing with those who deal in drugs may be unrealistic in this environment if there are other priorities.’
    • ‘We need to have more debate and action about the real issues rather than another moralistic and ultimately fruitless debate.’
    • ‘I am very concerned about moral issues but I hope in a non - moralistic way.’
    • ‘Whatever their true motivations, there can be little doubt that the company is adopting an increasingly moralistic stance toward its customers, and internet users in general.’
    • ‘He gave them a brief history of his culture and explained his heritage before telling traditional native stories, complete with moralistic values.’
    • ‘But if he wants to be so moralistic, shouldn't his ministers also behave morally?’

Pronunciation

moralistic

/mɒrəˈlɪstɪk/