HyperDic: ethical

English > 3 senses of the word ethical:
ADJECTIVEpertethicalof or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
allethicalconforming to accepted standards / standards of social or professional behavior
allethical, honorable, honourableadhering to ethical and moral ... / moral principles
ethical > pronunciation
Soundseh'thahkahl; eh'thihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ethical: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the philosophical study of ethics.
Examples
  • "ethical codes"
  • "ethical theories"
Spanishético, moral
Catalanètic, moral
Nounsethicsthe philosophical study of moral values and rules
English > ethical: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconforming to accepted standards / standards of social or professional behavior.
Examples
  • "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"- Omar N. Bradley
See alsorightIn conformance with justice or law or morality
Oppositeunethicalnot conforming to approved standards / standards of social or professional behavior
Spanishético
Nounsethicsmotivation based on ideas of right and wrong
Adverbsethicallyin an ethical manner
English > ethical: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningadhering to ethical and moral ... / moral principles.
Example"it seems ethical and right"
Synonymshonorable, honourable
BroaderrightIn conformance with justice or law or morality
Spanishhonorable, honrado, justo, recto
Catalanhonorable, honrat, just, recte
Nounsethicsmotivation based on ideas of right and wrong

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