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The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a society or community.‘an offence against social mores’
customs, conventions, ways, way of life, way of doing things, traditions, practices, custom and practice, procedures, habits, usagespraxisView synonyms
- ‘There are certain social mores that last no matter what the ideology of the current administration.’
- ‘He is Canadian, but like most of us, he has ties elsewhere, with a different culture and social mores.’
- ‘Cultural mores emphasize learning by watching, not necessarily by explicit teaching.’
- ‘The film also makes us focus on our social mores as we watch the film's tribe.’
- ‘The criminal sanction operates then as a form of social control both punishing the offender and reasserting the mores of that society.’
- ‘Changes in family structures and social mores may affect attitudes toward violence.’
- ‘The readers' actions would be governed by the social mores through which they are conditioned.’
- ‘Women have full access to education, and social mores and attitudes are changing gradually.’
- ‘He is mostly concerned with the social mores of Harvard students and his own place in the campus culture.’
- ‘They adopt the mores and conventions of the society into which they are assimilating.’
- ‘Factors such as the liberality of the family and adherence to social mores influence reaction and tolerance.’
- ‘The play explores the changing social and sexual mores of the three decades.’
- ‘For me, the Indian dress, food, wedding customs, and mores seemed close to home.’
- ‘The professional army was in danger of separating itself from society, of developing its own mores and thus its own politics.’
- ‘Democracy and schooling promoted egalitarian mores and well-nigh universal literacy.’
- ‘Are social mores and attitudes towards sexual education changing adequately?’
- ‘She adds to the interest of her subject by explaining mores and customs of the age.’
- ‘The Vikings left an indelible mark on the mores and traditions of Shetlanders as well as on their psyche.’
- ‘This demonstrates that the institution of marriage itself is not remaining outdated but is changing with the mores of society.’
- ‘These teens are the least rebellious of all the groups, conforming to the mores of local society.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, plural of mos, mor- custom.
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