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ˈɛθ ɪketh·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientationnoun

    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 codenoun

    a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct


  1. ethicnoun

    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. ethicnoun

    the morality of an action

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

  3. ethicadjective

    Moral, relating to morals.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethicadjective

    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  

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  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. Scott Miller:

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

  2. World Wrestling Entertainment:

    Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit, moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

  3. Karen Zegel:

    I didn't think he was terrific, but ended up learning. He had a great work ethic and he tried, and it worked out.

  4. Jolene DeVito:

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

  5. Meno Getachew Tessema:

    His dream was to be a pilot, he was diligent, hardworking, he had a consistent work ethic. I would like to emphasize his record and that he was a rising star at Ethiopian Airlines.

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