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English noun: ethic

1. ethic (cognition) the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group


SamplesThe Puritan ethic.
A person with old-fashioned values.


Synonymsmoral principle, value orientation, value-system


Broader (hypernym)principle


Narrower (hyponym)Chartism

2. ethic (communication) a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct


Synonymsethical code


Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules


Narrower (hyponym)double standard


Part holonymprecept, principle









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