1. ethic

noun. ['ˈɛθɪk'] the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group.


  • value orientation
  • moral principle
  • Chartism
  • value-system


  • reality principle
  • yang
  • yin
  • spoils system


  • ethique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ethica (Latin)

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Rhymes with Ethic

  • gothic
  • lithic
  • mesolithic
  • monolithic
  • mythic
  • osteopathic
  • psychopathic

How do you pronounce ethic?

Pronounce ethic as ˈɛθɪk.

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Sentences with ethic

1. Adjective
Approach people familiar with your work ethic and experience.

2. Noun, singular or mass
He or she is flexible and is able to demonstrate a positive work ethic.

Quotes about ethic

1. American art in general... takes to surreal exaggerations and metaphors; but its Puritan work ethic has little use for the playful self-indulgence behind Parisian Surrealism.
- John Updike

2. There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams.
- Barack Obama

3. I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?
- Jarod Kintz

2. ethic

noun. ['ˈɛθɪk'] a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct.


  • principle
  • precept
  • system
  • system of rules
  • double standard


  • ethique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ethica (Latin)