Definition of mores in English:

mores

plural noun

  • The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a society or community.

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    • ‘This demonstrates that the institution of marriage itself is not remaining outdated but is changing with the mores of society.’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

Late 19th century: from Latin, plural of mos, mor- ‘custom’.

Pronunciation

mores

/ˈmɔːriːz//ˈmɔːreɪz/