Simple Definition of ethos
: the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization
Full Definition of ethos
: the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution; also : ethic 2c
Examples of ethos
The company made environmental awareness part of its business ethos.
They are working to keep a democratic ethos alive in the community.
Origin of ethos
New Latin, from Greek ēthos custom, character — more at sib
First Known Use: 1851
Rhymes with ethos
bathos, benthos, bugloss, chaos, Chios, cosmos, Delos, demos, Ellás, emboss, en masse, Eos, epos, Eros, Hyksos, kaross, kudos, kvass, Lagos, Laos, Laplace, Lemnos, Lesbos, Logos, Madras, Melos, mythos, Naxos, Nepos, nol-pros, nonpros, pathos, peplos, Pharos, pit boss, pothos, ringtoss, Samos, Skyros, straw boss, telos, topos, tripos
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