Morale

mor·ale [morale morales] BrE [məˈrɑːl]
NAmE [məˈræl]
noun uncountable
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 Origin:
mid 18th cent.: from French moral. The spelling was changed to preserve the final stress in pronunciation.
Example Bank:
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.

WordNet Dictionary:
noun
1. a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
2. the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
Syn: esprit de corps, team spirit

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.The moral condition, or the condition in other respects, so far as it is affected by, or dependent upon, moral considerations, such as zeal, spirit, hope, and confidence; mental state, as of a body of men, an army, and the like.

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