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Noun: moralizing  'mor-u,lI-zing [N. Amer], 'mó-ru,lI-zing [Brit]
  1. Indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
    "his constant moralizing drove me mad";
    - moralization, moralisation [Brit], moralising [Brit]
Verb: moralize  'mor-u,lIz [N. Amer], 'mó-ru,lIz [Brit]
  1. Interpret the moral meaning of
    "moralize a story";
    - moralise [Brit]
  2. Speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
    "This man always moralizes";
    - sermonize, sermonise [Brit], preachify, moralise [Brit]
  3. Improve the morals of
    - moralise [Brit]

Derived forms: moralizings

Type of: advocate, interpret, philosophising [Brit], philosophizing, preach, reclaim, rectify, rede [archaic], reform, regenerate

Encyclopedia: Moralizing