Definition of moralism in US English:



  • The practice of moralizing, especially showing a tendency to make judgments about others' morality.

    ‘the patriotic moralism of many political leaders’
    • ‘The leadership shifted its focus to a more general and more secular moralism that was concerned with ethical conduct and culture.’
    • ‘It was aimed at whipping up an atmosphere of right-wing moralism, as part of an offensive against ‘left-wing’ local authorities and progressive educators.’
    • ‘Policies to avoid bias in the conduct and reporting of research should be guided by scientific principles, not by moralism or prejudice.’
    • ‘It is populist moralism to talk about not investing in arms companies.’