Definition of morale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɑːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræl//
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the amount of confidence and enthusiasm, etc. that a person or a group has at a particular time to boost/raise/improve morale Morale amongst the players is very high at the moment. Staff are suffering from low morale. Another win would be good for the team’s morale. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French moral. The spelling was changed to preserve the final stress in pronunciation.Extra examples Morale among nurses is at rock bottom. Morale is very high in the school. The army has a major morale problem. The bonus helped maintain morale among the staff. These unfortunate incidents sapped both our morale and our resources. measures designed to boost the morale of the police The team is suffering from low morale.
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