etho-, eth-, ethi-

(Greek: custom, habit; character, manners; usage)

caco√ęthes, cacoethes (s) (noun); caco√ętheses, cacoetheses (pl)
1. A very bad habit, an insatiable desire, or an incurable compulsion to do something harmful: Too many people have a cacoethes for smoking.
2. In medicine, a malignant disease: The patient was told that he had a cacoethes of an incurable cancer.
A bad habit or an itch to do something wrong.
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ethic
ethical (adjective), more ethical, most ethical
Relating to the principles used for deciding what is right and what is wrong; such as, individuals, an organization, or a profession: The manager of the company emphasized the need for the salespeople to always treat customers in an ethical way and not to deceive them.
Conforming to moral standards of conduct.
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ethicality
ethicize
ethics (s) (noun, ethics (pl)
1. An area of study which deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior: Ethics is Mark's chosen field of study at the university.
2. A branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong: Ethics is something we should all consider so we can do what is good.
3. Rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad: Jim's political ethics are questionable because some of the things which he has done have been morally wrong.

Harriet's journalistic ethics are considered unacceptable and so she will be replaced by the publisher.

The behavior of proper conduct.
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ethnic (adjective), more ethnic, most ethnic
1. A reference to social groups who share cultural bonds: Ethnic characteristics involve such features as religious, national, etc. or physical and racial characteristics.
2. Designating the physical and cultural traits that distinguish those of one society or larger human group from members of other such people: Joan played the violin in an orchestra with many people from different ethnic backgrounds from around the world.
3. Etymology: from Latin ethnic(us), "pagan", from Greek ethnikos, "peculiar to a nation", from Greek ethn(os), "a nation, a people".
Relating to races or people with certain features.
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ethnocentricity
The tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own ethnic culture.
ethnography (s) (noun), ethnographies (pl)
1. The scientific description of nations or races of humans, with their customs, habits, and points of difference.
2. The descriptive study of ethnic groups or of a particular ethnic group.
3. An anthropological description of a particular community or society.
4. The comprehensive, descriptive study of a particular culture, usually the result of observation and in-depth interviews with key informants during fieldwork.

Data are gathered by direct observation during a period of residence with the group.

ethogram
1. A pictorial catalog of the behavioral patterns of an organism or a species.
2. A pictorial inventory of the repertoire of behavior patterns shown by the members of a species.
ethograph (s) (noun),
1. A presentation about the morals and characteristics of mankind.
2. A pictorial inventory of the repertoire of behavior patterns shown by the members of a species.
ethologist
ethology
1. The study of the behavior of animals in their natural habitat, usually proposing evolutionary explanations.
2. The study of human character.
ethos
human ethology
The study of human behavior, especially aggressive and submissive behavior in social contexts.