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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: moral, from Latin moralis; MORAL1

morale

noun
     
mo‧rale [uncountable]
the level of confidence and positive feelings that people have, especially people who work together, who belong to the same team etc:
A win is always good for morale.
low/high morale
low staff morale
The failed coup caused a loss of morale within the army.
boost/raise/improve/build morale
There is a need to raise morale in the teaching profession.
the Prince's morale-boosting (=intended to raise morale) mission to the war-torn country
maintain/keep up/restore morale
The media feels pressure to keep the morale of the country up in war time.

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