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adjective as in sententious

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This moralistic regime demonized gays while it hid true monsters.

Much of the series was turned over to moralistic preaching about the evils of premarital sex.

What Webb offers is a sobering, moralistic way of looking at the world.

This anti-moralistic political drama is a morality play on the value of political thought, and the importance of doing it well.

So, why is it, then that are there so few movies lately that are not jaded, tawdry, humorlessly moralistic, or amorally violent?

Carlyle remained a Puritan, without any dogmatic beliefs except a kind of moralistic pantheism.

It is tragic that some would-be Christians, like Mrs. Strait, become so moralistic that they condemn rather than help people.

How tight-shut, how moralistic, how overbearing these intellectuals with a mission!

The latter then loses its peculiar flavor of the didactic and pedantic; its ultra-moralistic and hortatory tone.

That is the reason why Mrs. Strait holds to the moralistic concept of the Christian life.


On this page you'll find 465 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moralistic, such as: good, honest, honorable, humane, moral, and principled.

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