moral fibre

The inner strength to do what one believes to be right; often an ability to make difficult decisions.

He lacked the moral fibre to be a leader


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  • moral fibre — is the inner strength to do what you believe to be right in difficult situations Example: He lacked the moral fibre to be leader (In American English the correct spelling is fiber .) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • moral fibre —    Moral fibre is the inner strength to do what you believe to be right in difficult situations Example: He lacked the moral fibre to be leader (In American English the correct spelling is fiber .)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • moral fibre — ▶ noun STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, fibre, fortitude, resolve, backbone, spine, mettle, firmness of purpose. * * * moral fibre UK US noun [uncountable] someone’s ability to do what is morally correct in a particular situation lack moral fibre: The poet …   Useful english dictionary

  • moral fibre — N UNCOUNT Moral fibre is the quality of being determined to do what you think is right. ...a man of stern moral fibre. ...the destruction of the moral fibre of the nation. (in AM, use moral fiber) …   English dictionary

  • moral fibre — n. the moral fibre to + inf. (does she have the moral fibre to adhere to principle?) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • moral fibre — UK / US noun [uncountable] someone s ability to do what is morally correct in a particular situation lack moral fibre: The poet lived in an age that lacked moral fibre …   English dictionary

  • lack of moral fibre —    British    cowardice    Mainly Second World War military use, often as IMF:     ... stamped on the record of failed officers.    Lack of moral fibre. If Second Lieutenant Audley suffered from LMF...(Price, 1978)    Under conditions of active… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • moral fiber — ˌmoral ˈfibre [moral fibre] (BrE) (NAmE ˌmoral ˈfiber) noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • fibre — (US fiber) ► NOUN 1) a thread or filament from which a plant or animal tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed. 2) a substance formed of fibres. 3) dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, that are resistant to the action …   English terms dictionary

  • fibre — (BrE) (AmE fiber) noun 1 in food ADJECTIVE ▪ dietary ▪ your total daily intake of dietary fibre ▪ vegetable VERB + FIBRE/FIBER ▪ be high in …   Collocations dictionary

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