What does ethic mean?

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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.

  2. ethic(Noun)

    the morality of an action

  3. ethic(Adjective)

    Moral, relating to morals.

  4. Origin: 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.]

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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. Jolene DeVito:

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

  2. Scott Miller:

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

  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. Charles Koch:

    But he had tremendous values – tremendous integrity, humility, work ethic – and terrific thirst for knowledge.

  5. Maria Rojas:

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

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