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English adjective: ethical

1. ethical of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics

SamplesEthical codes.
Ethical theories.

2. ethical conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior

SamplesAn ethical lawyer.
Ethical medical practice.
An ethical problem.
Had no ethical objection to drinking.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

See alsoright


3. ethical adhering to ethical and moral principles

SamplesIt seems ethical and right.
Followed the only honorable course of action.

Synonymshonorable, honourable



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