Definition of Moralist

1. Noun. A philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems.

Specialized synonyms: Egalitarian, Equalitarian, Elitist, Utilitarian
Generic synonyms: Philosopher



2. Noun. Someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms.
Exact synonyms: Disciplinarian, Martinet
Generic synonyms: Authoritarian, Dictator
Specialized synonyms: Stickler
Derivative terms: Moralism

Definition of Moralist

1. n. One who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties.

Definition of Moralist

1. Noun. (context: pejorative) One who drives all their decisions based on perceived morals, especially one who enforces them with censorship. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A teacher of morals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moralist

1. a teacher of morality [n -S]

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Literary usage of Moralist

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1. The Literature of the Georgian Era by William Minto (1895)
"CHAPTER VI POPE—continued AS A SATIRIST AND moralist—FAILURE IN EPIC POETRY—" THE ... ON MAN" WE have to deal to-day with Pope as a satirist and a moralist. ..."

2. Personal Forces in Modern Literature by Arthur Compton-Rickett (1906)
"The "moralist" leads the way, as the one who exhibits his temperament as much by what he suppresses ... From the moralist to the vagabond, self-revelation ..."

3. Horae Sabbaticae: Reprint of Articles Contributed to the Saturday Review by James Fitzjames Stephen (1892)
"... VIII LOCKE AS A moralist THE question of Locke's position as a moralist is naturally suggested by what has gone before. Hardly any writer has had, ..."

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