meta·​eth·​ics | \ ˌme-tə-ˈe-thiks How to pronounce metaethics (audio) \

Definition of metaethics

: the study of the meanings of ethical terms, the nature of ethical judgments, and the types of ethical arguments

Other Words from metaethics

metaethical \ ˌme-​tə-​ˈe-​thi-​kəl How to pronounce metaethics (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metaethics

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Metaethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaethics. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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