mores meaning

  • Mores (generally pronounced /ˈmɔreɪz/, and often /ˈmɔriːz/; from Latin mōrēs, [ˈmoːreːs], grammatically plural: "habit"; singular form: mōs) is a term introduced into English by William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), an early U.S.
  • Folkways, in sociology, are norms for routine or casual interaction. This includes ideas about appropriate greetings and proper dress in different situations.
  • In short, mores "distinguish the difference between right and wrong, while folkways draw a line between right and rude".
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    Definition of mores in English Dictionary

  • NounBFmore
    1. A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.
      1. plural of more.
      2. VerbBFmorePRmoringPT, PPmored
        1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of more.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Gene Nelson, Warner Bros fleetfooted terper, is going to try going straight in more than one sense. In Dont Cry Baby he won't dance except to a theoretical piper
            • These gendered constructions of subjecthood are explored in more detail in Chapter two of this book.
            • Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings. — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • More work is also needed to clarify whether Empoasca onukii injures other plants besides tea, or if there are other empoascan species attacking tea shrubs in these areas.
            • More recently, other biological drugs, such as ustekinumab, ixekizumab, tofacitinib, secukinumab and briakinumab, have targeted immunological mediators of the disease.
            • More recently, a multilocus sequence analysis targeting 8 housekeeping genes and a multispacer sequence analysis were reported [ 13 , 14 ].
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Lou snapped off a bin-bag from the roll. In her present mood, there were some things she wasn't going to shy away from any more.
            • emele doth Bacchus bear / Impregned of Jove. — Dr. H. More.
            • There's some bacon going spare if anyone wants some more.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Noun plural forms
              • Pluralia tantum
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Verb singular forms
                    • Third-person singular forms
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              1. fr mores
              2. en moreso
              3. en moresome
              4. en moresomes
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of mores for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "mores" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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