Morals [plural] :

proper ideas and beliefs about how to behave in a way that is considered right and good by most people



beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior


What is the difference between “morals” and “morality”? Are they interchangeable in the following 3 examples from the dictionary?

  1. No one questions her morals.
  2. Socrates was accused of corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens.
  3. He has no morals.

I have done research and found dozens of articles explaining the difference between “morals/morality” and “ethics”. Few shed light on the difference between “morals” and “morality”. Could you help?


"Morality" is a container, which contains individual "morals".

It is usually possible to use either word in a particular context, but sometimes only by altering the sentence structure.

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