What is the difference between Morally and Moral?

The difference between morally and moral

is that "morally" is in terms of morals or ethics and "moral" is of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.




  • In terms of morals or ethics.
  • In keeping of requirements of morality.
  • to all intents and purposes; practically.


  • (in keeping of requirements of morality): immorally


  • Morally, it is a difficult issue to deal with.
  • to behave morally


  • Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.
  • Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one’s conscience or ethical judgment.
  • Capable of right and wrong action.
  • Probable but not proved.
  • Positively affecting the mind, confidence, or will.


  • (conforming to a standard of right behaviour): ethical, incorruptible, noble, righteous, virtuous
  • (probable but not proved): virtual


  • immoral, unethical, corrupt, unscrupulous, amoral, non-moral, unmoral

Related terms

  • morale
  • morality
  • moralize
  • morals
  • mores


  • moral judgments;  a moral poem
  • She had wandered without rule or guidance in a moral wilderness.
  • The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
  • a moral obligation
  • a moral agent
  • a moral certainty
  • a moral victory;  moral support


  • (of a narrative) The ethical significance or practical lesson.
  • (chiefly in the plural) Moral practices or teachings: modes of conduct.
  • (obsolete) A morality play.


  • (moral practices or teachings): ethics, mores


  • golden rule


  • The moral of The Boy Who Cried Wolf is that if you repeatedly lie, people won’t believe you when you tell the truth.
  • We protest against the principle that the world of pure comedy is one into which no moral enters.
  • a candidate with strong morals


  • (intransitive) To moralize.