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ethic

[ eth-ik ]

noun

  1. the body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of a particular culture or group:

    the Christian ethic; the tribal ethic of the Zuni.

  2. a complex of moral precepts held or rules of conduct followed by an individual:

    a personal ethic.



ethic

/ ˈɛθɪk /

noun

  1. a moral principle or set of moral values held by an individual or group

    the Puritan ethic



adjective

  1. another word for ethical

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Other Words From

  • non·ethic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ethic1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English ethic, etic, from Latin ēthicus, from Greek ēthikós, equivalent to êth(os) ethos + -ikos -ic

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ethic1

C15: from Latin ēthicus, from Greek éthikos, from ēthos custom; see ethos

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Example Sentences

Platonism about ethics is still a popular option, but its advocates face a deep problem accounting for moral knowledge.

Firstly, the propositions of ethics are much harder to frame with precision than the truths of logic and mathematics.

Safety, ethics, and regulatory committees are speeding things up by prioritizing approval processes ahead of those for other vaccines and medicines.

Follow Leave No Trace ethics when you disperse your dishwater.

We can debate the merits and ethics of such as approach and whether news publishers should be subject to the pressures of the “free market.”

Mr. Bachner said it had been hard to introduce his work ethic and share his vision with the locals and his team.

There is reference after reference to the “black community,” “black worth ethic,” and adherence to the “black value system.”

The GOP should embrace the work ethic as its mantra, and this time act like they mean it.

At that age I had little leverage other than work ethic, intense loyalty to the president, and the strength of my ideas.

We have that opportunity right now to do what we did when we were younger but with the minds we have now and the work ethic.

Eventually, long before they really develop a stabilized ethic, someone's going to collate that whole mess.

But there is reason (they say) in planting kale, and, even in ethic and religion, room for common sense.

There are many cases in which, by deviating from the strictly ethic code, you do not harm anyone, you only injure your own soul.

From his childhood honesty and morality were his darling attributes—he delighted in reposing under the ethic mantle.

But he always replied only with a superior smile when asked by reporters to put the philosophy and the triple ethic into words.

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