Definition of morale in English:


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  • The confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

    ‘their morale was high’
    • ‘Earlier this year there were claims that discipline had slipped and staff morale was at rock bottom.’
    • ‘The morale of the team was high following their win at the same venue a couple of weeks ago.’
    • ‘They clearly are a team in a need of a win just to boost morale for the second half of the season.’
    • ‘Patients were losing confidence in our services, and staff morale was threatened.’
    • ‘The general morale among young people in this country is so low at the moment it is no wonder there are so many problems.’
    • ‘He said that despite hostile desert conditions, morale among the servicemen was high.’
    • ‘After all, football had been hugely important for morale during the war.’
    • ‘You sense that staff morale is high and the eagerness to please is palpable.’
    • ‘Support and guidance from managers is regarded as good, but over a third say morale at work is not good.’
    • ‘With morale at an all time low, it is not hard to understand that the volunteers wonder if it is worth going on.’
    • ‘Staff morale must be sapped by the ordeal of coping with crisis conditions day after day.’
    • ‘A thumping defeat at this point in time could have done some serious damage to morale.’
    • ‘An employee at the company says staff morale is low due to the lack of job certainty in the future.’
    • ‘Former servicemen and women in Colchester have helped boost the morale of British troops fighting in the Gulf.’
    • ‘"They would send us boxes of goodies which was a huge morale booster.’
    • ‘Workers will be more productive, cooperative, flexible and their morale higher without unions.’
    • ‘We must focus on boosting workforce morale, and improving workers' happiness and job security.’
    • ‘"The morale in camp is high and I can promise you that the team is ready for battle.’
    • ‘Dining arrangements also contributed to the morale of the seasonal work force.’
    • ‘He suggested that boosting the workers' morale would translate into safer streets and better services.’
    confidence, self-confidence, self-esteem
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/məˈral/ /məˈræl/


Mid 18th century from French moral, respelled to preserve the final stress in pronunciation.