Origin of ethosClassical Greek ?thos, disposition, character: see ethical
The volunteer environmental group live by the ethos of preserving the planet for future generations.
An example of an ethos is the community goals set in a mission statement.
Origin of ethosGreek ēthos character ; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
(plural ethe or ethea)
From Ancient Greek ἦθος (ēthos, “custom, habit”).
- What they especially praise is the ethos or permanent moral level of his works as compared with those of the later "pathetic" school.
- Literature always reflects the ethos of a particular culture or society.
- An ethos of greed had taken over the government.
- The high crime rate is a result of the unfortunate ethos of the city.
- The ethos at work has been decidedly grim since the pay cuts were implemented.