(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. ethical; righteous, just, virtuous; logical, probable. See virtue, duty. Ant., immoral.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Good or right in conduct or character]
Syn. ethical, principled, virtuous, righteous, good, right, upright, honorable, trustworthy, conscientious, scrupulous, respectable, proper, truthful, decent, just, honest, right-minded, high-minded, saintly, pure, exemplary, laudable, worthy, correct, praiseworthy, showing integrity, incorruptible, noble, upstanding, seemly, aboveboard, dutiful, godly; see also noble 1 , 2 , reliable 1 , righteous 1 , upright 2 .
Ant. immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest*.
2. [Conforming to approved standards of sexual conduct]
Syn. virtuous, chaste, pure, decent; see chaste 2 , innocent 4 .
3. [Moralizing]
Syn. didactic, moralizing, moralistic, preachy, sermonizing, monitory, sanctimonious, holier-than-thou.
Syn.- moral implies conformity with generally accepted standards of goodness or rightness in conduct or character, sometimes, specif., in sexual conduct [ a moral person ] ; ethical implies conformity with an elaborated, ideal code of moral principles, sometimes, specif., with the code of a particular profession [ an ethical lawyer ] ; virtuous implies a morally excellent character, connoting integrity, self-discipline, or often, specif., chastity; righteous implies being morally blameless or justifiable [righteous anger ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
lesson, principle, truism, adage, proverb, teaching.
1. righteous virtuous, ethical, good, upright, scrupulous, honorable, honest, principled, trustworthy, fair, decent, conscientious, correct, aboveboard, just.
2. sexually virtuous chaste, immaculate, pure, innocent, respectable, *squeaky clean.
ANT.: 1. immoral, unethical, unprincipled, corrupt, evil. 2. promiscuous, loose, wild
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Teaching morality: didactic, didactical, moralizing. See TEACH. 2. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct: ethical, principled, proper, right, righteous, rightful, right-minded, virtuous. See RIGHT. 3. Being on a high intellectual or moral level: elevated, high-minded, noble. See HIGH. II noun 1. The principle taught by a fable or parable, for example: lesson. See MEANING. 2. A rule or habit of conduct with regard to right and wrong or a body of such rules and habits. Used in plural: ethic, ethicality, morality. See RIGHT.

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