Moral or Morale?

Morale, accent on second syllable, is a noun meaning "a person's mental or emotional state."

Moral, accent on first syllable, is either a noun meaning "the lesson from a story" or an adjective meaning "virtuous, behaving according to high standards."

Examples: Team morale rose after the no-hitter.

The moral of the story is "Never tell a lie."

She made a point with her moral and ethical actions.


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