morale


morale
morale (n.) 1752, "moral principles or practice," from Fr. morale "morality, good conduct," from fem. of O.Fr. moral "moral" (see MORAL (Cf. moral) (adj.)). Meaning "confidence" (especially in a military context) first recorded 1831, from confusion with Fr. moral (French distinguishes le moral "temperament" and la morale "morality").

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  • morale — Morale. s. f. La doctrine des moeurs. Bonne morale. meschante morale. morale corrompuë. morale depravée. morale dangereuse. morale relaschée. la morale des Payens. la morale Chrestienne. la morale de Jesus Christ. la morale de l Evangile. il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • morale — mo‧rale [məˈrɑːl ǁ məˈræl] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the level of confidence and positive feelings among a group of people who work together: • The poor working conditions have an adverse effect on staff morale. * * * morale UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • morale — morale, discipline, esprit de corps although not always close synonyms, are comparable when they mean a condition or spirit which holds together a body of persons. Morale usually applies to the qualities of an entire body of men (as an army or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • morale — [dal lat. moralis, der. di mos moris costume ]. ■ agg. 1. [che concerne il comportamento dell uomo nella scelta e attuazione responsabile del bene e del male: valori m. ] ▶◀ etico. 2. a. [di persona, comportamento, ecc., che rispetta i princìpi… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • morale — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} postawa moralna, świadomość obowiązku, duch, wola walki, działania itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Upada morale żołnierzy. <niem. z fr.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Morale — Mo rale , n. [F. See {Moral}, a.] The moral condition, or the condition in other respects, so far as it is affected by, or dependent upon, moral considerations, such as zeal, spirit, hope, and confidence; mental state, as of a body of men, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Möräle — may refer to: Places Murali, Arsky District, Republic of Tatarstan, a village (selo) in Arsky District of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia Murali, Kaybitsky District, Republic of Tatarstan, a village (selo) in Kaybitsky District of the Republic… …   Wikipedia

  • morale — index confidence (faith) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • moralė — morãlė dkt. Aukštõs morãlės žmogùs …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas


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