cacoethics etymology

English word cacoethics comes from English ethics, English caco- (Bad, defective.)

Detailed word origin of cacoethics

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ethics English (eng) (philosophy) The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.. Morality.. The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.
caco- English (eng) Bad, defective.
cacoethics English (eng) Bad ethics or morals; bad habits.

Words with the same origin as cacoethics

Descendants of ethics
ethicist metaethical
Descendants of caco-
cacodemoniac cacodoxy cacogastric cacogenesis cacographic cacography cacology cacophobia cacotrophy