Definition of moral victory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


moral victory

BrE BrE//ˌmɒrəl ˈvɪktəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɔːrəl ˈvɪktəri//
, NAmE//ˌmɑːrəl ˈvɪktəri//
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a situation in which your ideas or principles are proved to be right and fair, even though you may not have succeeded where practical results are concerned In spite of the result, we felt we had won a moral victory.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: moral victory