Sunday, March 13, 2011

ethos

ethos [ EE-thos, EE-thohs, ETH-os, -ohs ]
noun ]
MEANING :
fundamental or distinguishing character, disposition, beliefs or moral nature of a person, group, institution, etc.
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Love for the outdoors seems to be the ethos of the Australian people.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
I can give them absolute reassurance, in terms of what they are concerned about, of maintaining the ethos and the character of their schools, they will not notice any difference.