Meaning of moral majority in English:

moral majority

Pronunciation

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noun

treated as plural
  • 1The majority of people, regarded as favouring firm moral standards.

    ‘smokers are often made to feel like social outcasts by the moral majority’
    • ‘They have no moral majority to make this stance, and I say that it is an affront to our Westminster democratic system.’
    • ‘We have to be very careful of minorities that present themselves as the moral majority when they are not.’
    • ‘It is unfortunate that we have not been able to secure a UN resolution or even a moral majority.’
    • ‘Harshly criticised at first by the moral majority, most protests were eventually forgotten as its genius came to be recognised as a vital part of US popular culture.’
    • ‘Opposition, predictably, arrived from church groups and from the moral majority, who attacked the idea as a further erosion of traditional family values.’
    • ‘Even more infuriating are the self-righteous hypocrites who claim to speak for a superior moral majority.’
    • ‘The military itself, at least, isn't behaving as stupidly as the moral majority crowd is.’
    • ‘The moral majority types, many of whom had never even seen the film were all up in arms against it.’
    • ‘The people who want cannabis to stay banned, however, seem to consider themselves the moral majority.’
    1. 1.1Moral MajorityA political action group formed in the United States in the 1970s to further a conservative and religious agenda, including the allowance of prayer in schools and strict laws against abortion.

Origin

Early 19th century from moral + majority.