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Ethical vs. Unethical

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Ethicaladjective

Of or relating to the study of ethics.

‘The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.’;

Unethicaladjective

Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.

‘The corporation was accused of unethical behavior for knowingly producing a product suspected of harming health.’;

Ethicaladjective

(not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.

‘All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.’;

Unethicaladjective

not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior;

‘unethical business practices’;

Ethicaladjective

(comparable) Morally approvable; good.

‘We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.’;

Unethicaladjective

not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

‘base and unpatriotic motives’; ‘a base, degrading way of life’; ‘cheating is dishonorable’; ‘they considered colonialism immoral’; ‘unethical practices in handling public funds’;

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Ethicaladjective

Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.

‘In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.’;

Unethicaladjective

not morally correct

‘it is unethical to torment any creature for entertainment’;

Ethicalnoun

An ethical drug.

Ethicaladjective

of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics;

‘ethical codes’; ‘ethical theories’;

Ethicaladjective

conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior;

‘an ethical lawyer’; ‘ethical medical practice’; ‘an ethical problem’; ‘had no ethical objection to drinking’; ‘Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants’;

Ethicaladjective

adhering to ethical and moral principles;

‘it seems ethical and right’; ‘followed the only honorable course of action’; ‘had the moral courage to stand alone’;

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Ethicaladjective

relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these

‘ethical standards’; ‘ethical issues in nursing’;

Ethicaladjective

morally good or correct

‘can a profitable business ever be ethical?’;

Ethicaladjective

avoiding activities or organizations that do harm to people or the environment

‘switching to more ethical products’; ‘adopt ethical shopping habits’; ‘an expert on ethical investment’; ‘ethical holidays’;

Ethicaladjective

(of a medicine) legally available only on a doctor's prescription and usually not advertised to the general public

‘all types of drugs, including ethical drugs and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals’;

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