What does ethic mean?

Definitions for ethic
ˈɛθ ɪketh·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation(noun)

    the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group

    "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"

  2. ethic, ethical code(noun)

    a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct


  1. ethic(Noun)

    a set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  2. ethic(Noun)

    the morality of an action

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  3. ethic(Adjective)

    Moral, relating to morals.

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethic(adj)

    alt. of Ethical


  1. Ethic

    Ethic is a member of the musical group, Sandpeople.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ethic

    eth′ik, adj. relating to morals: treating of morality or duty.—n. (more commonly in pl. Eth′ics) the science of morals, that branch of philosophy which is concerned with human character and conduct: a treatise on morals.—adj. Eth′ical, relating to the science of ethics.—adv. Eth′ically.—n. Eth′icist, one versed in ethics.—Ethical dative, the dative of a first or second personal pronoun implying an indirect interest in the fact stated, used colloquially to give a livelier tone to the sentence. [Gr. ēthikosēthos, custom.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ethic

    A system of principles governing the truth, morality, behavior and conduct of a persons soul.

    Our sense of ethic is so important in life, it guides our soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2020  

How to pronounce ethic?

  1. Alex
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How to say ethic in sign language?

  1. ethic


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ethic in a Sentence

  1. Read MoreCoach Webber:

    He was an incredible young man with work ethic that you can't believe, he was the heart and soul of our defense. Just great student, great family, and the sky was gon na be the limit for him.

  2. Scott Miller:

    His work ethic was exceptional; he is both analytical and extremely personable.

  3. Maria Rojas:

    I'm grateful that he took the work ethic and all of our struggles (and) that he repaid us through his accomplishments.

  4. Jolene DeVito:

    We adore this guy, he has great character and work ethic.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    You'd have to go back to Watergate to find something truly analogous, and we need to find away to bring back that bipartisan ethic and commitment to this investigation.

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