Complete Definition of "ethical"

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Pronunciation
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Adjective
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  1. context|philosophy|not comparable Of or relating to the study of ethics.

#:The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.

  1. 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.

  1. comparable morally|Morally approvable; good.

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

  1. context|of a drug|not comparable Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.

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

Derived terms
unethical. Contradictory of sense 3.

Noun
en-noun

  1. An ethical drug.

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