• WordNet 3.6
    • adj moralistic narrowly and conventionally moral
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moralistic Inculcating morality; didactic: as, moralistic poets.
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    “Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.”
  • Lord Byron
    “There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.”


In literature:

Moralists are usually content to stop short of this inquiry.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
To do this was his principal aim as a moralist; to revive the grand style of Pindar was his object as an artist.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
There are moralists who will assure us the knowledge of having done right brings its own consolation.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
These are matters which a man may modify by his acts and they are therefore the proper concern of the moralist.
"Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy" by George Santayana
And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
He is ever unmistakably the poet, even when his beauties are rather those of the orator or the moralist.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
Many moralists have in an exaggerated way represented the earth as wicked.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
I rejoice, as a moralist, at the prospect of a reduction of the duties on wine, by our national legislature.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He is never the mere moralist.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Instance the miserable existence of AEsop, the great black moralist.
"Black and White" by Timothy Thomas Fortune

In poetry:

The saint or moralist should tread
This moss-grown alley musing, slow;
They seek like me the secret shade,
But not like me to nourish woe!
"The Shrubbery, Written In A Time Of Affliction" by William Cowper
"I wish the moralists would thresh
(Indeed the thing is very droll)
God's oldest joke, forever fresh:
The fact that in the finest flesh
There isn't any soul."
"The Cloak Model" by John Crowe Ransom
Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse,
The place of fame and elegy supply:
And many a holy text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die.
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
O Justice! O Charity! mix well your powers
To judge a just judgment of lives such as ours,—
Fated? — not quite,— though more like it, beseems,
Than moralists own, or theology dreams.
"Bond Or Free? A Double Thought" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
When age shall steal on me, and youth is no more,
And the moralist Time shakes his glass at my door,
What charm in lost beauty or wealth should I find
My treasure, my wealth, is a sweet peace of mind!
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

The moralistic Steampunk of " Dishonored " feels like a creepy vacation to a weird place.
The moralistic Steampunk of "Dishonored" feels like a creepy vacation to a weird place.
The TV moralist's government record.
GOP moralist Bennett gives up gambling.
Greg Smith and the General Case for Moralistic Outrage.
The Story of a Moralist, Erich Kästner's novel about 1930s Berlin.
The Quays — born in Pennsylvania, based in London for 40 years— are late-Victorian artist-moralists trapped in a post-nuclear universe, Lewis Carrolls whose Mad Hatter would have done unspeakable things to Alice.
A decade ago, the question of humanitarian intervention, above all in Bosnia, split both left and right into antiwar " realists " and prowar moralists, or "Wilsonians".
A Response to the New Moralists.
For the New Moralists there are two sorts of ethics, one based on law the other on love.
Obama on Libya: "A Cold-Hearted Realist and Warm-Blooded Moralist".
In Harriet Beecher Stowe's moralistic short story, the tale's narrator recounts for an audience of curious boys the story of the legendary Captain Kidd and his haunted stash of ill-gotten gains.
Different moralists give different reasons as to why cruelty to animals is wrong.
Even if her movie does not, Kathleen Turner shines as the moralistic matriarch at the head of 'The Perfect Family.'.
CHICAGO — An experimental abstinence-only program without a moralistic tone can delay teens from having sex, a provocative study found.

In science:

Being an equal opportunity moralist I have advice for theorists and for experimentalists alike.
Summary and Outlook for 9th International Symposium on Heavy Flavor Physics