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Ethos vs. Ethical — What's the Difference?

Ethos vs. Ethical — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ethos and Ethical

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Ethos

Ethos ( or US: ) is a Greek word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence emotions, behaviors, and even morals.
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Ethical

Relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these
Ethical standards
Ethical issues in nursing
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Ethos

The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations
A challenge to the ethos of the 1960s
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Ethical

(of a medicine) legally available only on a doctor's prescription and usually not advertised to the general public
All types of drugs, including ethical drugs and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
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Ethos

The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement
"They cultivated a subversive alternative ethos" (Anthony Burgess).
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Ethical

Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics
An ethical treatise.
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Ethos

The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
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Ethical

Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession
An ethical act.
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Ethos

(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.
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Ethical

Relating to or being a drug dispensed solely on the prescription of a physician.
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Ethos

(aesthetics) The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character, as influenced by the ethos (character or fundamental values) of a people, rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; opposed to pathos.
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Ethical

Of or relating to the study of ethics.
The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.
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Ethos

The character, sentiment, or disposition of a community or people, considered as a natural endowment; the spirit which actuates manners and customs; also, the characteristic tone or genius of an institution or social organization.
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Ethical

(not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.
All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.
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Ethos

The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character - character as influenced by the ethos (sense 1) of a people - rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; - opposed to pathos.
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Ethical

(comparable) Morally approvable; good.
We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.
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Ethos

(anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era;
The Greek ethos
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Ethical

Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.
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Ethical

An ethical drug, one only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
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Ethical

Of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics;
Ethical codes
Ethical theories
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Ethical

Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior;
An ethical lawyer
Ethical medical practice
An ethical problem
Had no ethical objection to drinking
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants
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Ethical

Adhering to ethical and moral principles;
It seems ethical and right
Followed the only honorable course of action
Had the moral courage to stand alone
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