Part of speech: noun

A teacher of morals.

Part of speech: noun

One who practises morality without religion.

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Usage examples "moralist":

  1. So heeding the moralist, you will not, in the harvest time which comes to all, look in despair over your barren fields, but find them golden with Autumn's treasures, that shall fill your granaries and crown your latter days with blessing. - "The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now", T. S. Arthur.
  2. I would leave its claims not to the argument of the Moralist, or the advocacy of the Pulpit, but as they urge themselves upon us here out of the whirl, and weariness, and vicissitudes of the City. - "Humanity in the City", E. H. Chapin.
  3. And the attempt to prescribe a single fashion of dress, by sumptuary laws or otherwise, would impair that freedom of taste which it is the business of the moralist to respect. - "The Moral Instruction of Children", Felix Adler.