- ethos (n.)
- "the 'genius' of a people, characteristic spirit of a time and place," 1851 (Palgrave) from Greek ethos "habitual character and disposition; moral character; habit, custom; an accustomed place," in plural, "manners," from suffixed form of PIE root *s(w)e- third person pronoun and reflexive (see idiom). An important concept in Aristotle (as in "Rhetoric" II xii-xiv).
- 1. an ethos of public service
- 2. They were as far removed from the ethos of terrorism as you could imagine.
- 3. The path he saw himself taking in his research seemed directly opposed to the ethos of the department.
- 4. The whole ethos of the hotel is effortless service.
- 5. His book captures exactly the ethos of Elizabethan England.
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