Ethos vs Ethic - What's the difference?

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Ethos is a related term of ethic.


As nouns the difference between ethos and ethic

is that ethos is the character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement while ethic is a set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.

As a adjective ethic is

moral, relating to morals.

ethos

English

(wikipedia ethos)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
  • (rhetoric) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker invokes their authority, competence or expertise in an attempt to persuade others that their view is correct.
  • See also

    * logos * pathos

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    ethic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ethick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Moral, relating to morals.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.
  • I think the golden rule is a great ethic .
  • the morality of an action
  • Derived terms

    * ethic of reciprocity * evolutionary ethic * Protestant ethic * work ethic

    See also

    * ethic dative

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