from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A set of principles of right conduct.
- n. A theory or a system of moral values: "An ethic of service is at war with a craving for gain” ( Gregg Easterbrook).
- n. The study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by a person; moral philosophy.
- n. The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession: medical ethics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Moral, relating to morals.
- n. a set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.
- n. the morality of an action
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral
- n. the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group.
- n. a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as ethical.
- n. Same as ethics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
- n. the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group
But our department chair has this list of criteria for appropriate feedback, which she calls our ethic of conversation.
In addition to being a repository for textbooks covering a wide range of subjects and educational levels, its ethic is taken from the digital music world, he said — rip, burn and mash.
But most important, Bruschi wants to make sure the club's team-first work ethic is embraced by those who follow in his footsteps.
Demand the newspaper journalist's born after 1973 have completed a course in ethic's.
In hunter gatherer societies, the primary social ethic is equal 'sharing' - in which the majority gang-up to demigrate anyone who seems likely to become too dominant.
Penner's work ethic is very strong: it has to be, as he is the sole supporter for his wife a homemaker, and for five children.
At the dawn of the 21st century, the liberal, universalistic ethic is being challenged by many thoughtful people.
Tebow's peerless work ethic is something he cultivated on his family's 44-acre farm.
So what good work ethic is he talking about the take a day off to attend a dead end rally? and wealth what wealth is he talking about? the wealth he will never see as long as he has his head up his 4th point of contact?
Do these clowns want us to emulate the Japanese "work until you die" ethic from the '80's and' 90's?
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