The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
Of or relating to the study of ethics.
‘The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.’;
(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.
(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.’;
(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.
(comparable) Morally approvable; good.
‘We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.’;
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.
Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
‘In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.’;
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.
An ethical drug.
(anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era;
‘the Greek ethos’;
of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics;
‘ethical codes’; ‘ethical theories’;
the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations
‘a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s’;
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’;
Ethos ( or US: ) is a Greek word meaning 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.
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’;
relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these
‘ethical standards’; ‘ethical issues in nursing’;
morally good or correct
‘can a profitable business ever be ethical?’;
avoiding activities or organizations that do harm to people or the environment
‘switching to more ethical products’; ‘adopt ethical shopping habits’; ‘an expert on ethical investment’; ‘ethical holidays’;
(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’;