What does ethical mean?

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ˈɛθ ɪ kəleth·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethicaladjective

    of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics

    "ethical codes"; "ethical theories"

  2. 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"- Omar N. Bradley

  3. ethical, honorable, honourableadjective

    adhering to ethical and moral principles

    "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"

Wiktionary

  1. ethicalnoun

    An ethical drug.

    Etymology: From ethic + -al, from ethicus, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  2. ethicaladjective

    Of or relating to the study of ethics.

    The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.

    Etymology: From ethic + -al, from ethicus, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  3. ethicaladjective

    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.

    Etymology: From ethic + -al, from ethicus, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  4. ethicaladjective

    Morally approvable, when referring to an action that affects others; good.

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

    Etymology: From ethic + -al, from ethicus, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  5. ethicaladjective

    Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.

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

    Etymology: From ethic + -al, from ethicus, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethicaladjective

    of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as, ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy

    Etymology: [L. ethicus, Gr. , fr. custom, usage, character, dwelling; akin to custom, Goth. sidus, G. sitte, Skr. svadh, prob. orig., one's own doing; sva self + dh to set: cf. F. thique. See So, Do.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ethical

    Compliant with ethics.

    The company choose to be ethical in how they work with their supply networks to ensure all within the supply network have a fair price for their produce.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 2020  
  2. ethical

    Relating to ethics.

    Ethical choices are easy as we are united as one connected humanity so we look after each other and provide support where necessary and vital/

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ethical' in Adjectives Frequency: #954

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ethical in a Sentence

  1. Pena Nieto:

    I am doing this, not just because of a legal mandate, but also as an ethical obligation ... to do with accountability, above all I reaffirm my democratic conviction to conduct myself with absolute transparency.

  2. Thomas Eoannou:

    This evening information was provided to my office, which established misrepresentations were made to me about the facts concerning the discovery of the rape evidence bag. In keeping with my ethical obligations as an officer of the court, I can no longer represent my client effectively, and am withdrawing, in my 30 years of practicing law, none of us in this profession has seen anything like( this).

  3. Diana Graber:

    Lessons emphasizescritical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making about digital media issues ... all through role-play, hands-on projects, and problem solving tasks.

  4. Samuel Alito:

    We take our ethical responsibilities very seriously.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    All countries must be governed by the modern people; they must be governed by the progressive people; they must be governed by those who believe in the reason and science; they must be governed by the compassionate and just, by the ethical and honest, by the nonviolent and peaceful people; they must be governed by the libertarians; they must be governed by the people who believe in the enlightenment and who refuse to shape the society based on some childish religious stories!

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