Moralizing is when someone tries to influence or control other people by telling them what is right and wrong. They often use moral terms like good and evil to do this.

  • The teacher was moralizing the students, telling them what they should and should not do.

  • The politician was moralizing the public, telling them what was right and wrong.

Definition of moralizing


indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code


moralisation, moralization

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Example Sentences for moralizing

  • 1

    This is the essence of morality.

  • 2

    Circumstantial moral luck concerns the surroundings of the moral agent.

  • 3

    Constitutive moral luck concerns the personal character of a moral agent.

  • 4

    I can't moralize it.

  • 5

    The protagonist is morally reckless.

  • 6

    It is related to the concept of moral turpitude.

  • 7

    In this case, immoral is the negative of moral.

  • 8

    That was the morally right thing to do.

  • 9

    He is the moral anchor of the series.

  • 10

    Egoism is the morality of trolls and children.