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moralist (n.)

1620s, "moral person;" 1630s, "teacher of morals;" from moral (adj.) + -ist.

updated on February 23, 2019

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Definitions of moralist from WordNet

moralist (n.)
a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems;
moralist (n.)
someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms;
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