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Definitions of ethical

  1.   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"
  2.   Relating to morals; treating of morality; moral.
  3.   Relating to ethics; in conformity with the rules governing professional conduct.
  4.   Treating of manners or morals; moral.
  5.   Ethically.
  6.   of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics; " ethical codes"; " ethical theories"
  7.   Pertaining or relating to ethics or morals.
  8.   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.
  9.   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.
  10.   Pertaining to right and wrong conduct; moral.

Antonyms for ethical

sinful, blameworthy, incorrect, scurvy, felonious, unrighteous, low, inexpiable, imperious, knavish, shameful, debased, wimpish, snide, crooked, bad, peremptory, indecent, underhand, unclean, immoral, dictatorial, atrocious, censurable, wimpy, diabolical, satanic, dishonest, lawless, naughty, frail, blackguardly, guileful, nasty, libertine, louche, objectionable, evil-minded, indecorous, profligate, unjust, untruthful, corrupt, grubby, iniquitous, lame, demonic, unforgivable, erring, shady, Low-minded, jackleg, opprobrious, unsavory, willful, vicious, roguish, perverted, underhanded, dissipated, detestable, black, weakened, unlawful, degraded, bribable, illegitimate, degenerate, characterless, unpardonable, insupportable, unscrupulous, mean, sordid, rakish, Rakehell, unethical, perverse, loose, rogue, cutthroat, nefarious, notorious, weakling, unconscionable, machiavellian, unfair, sharp, criminal, indefensible, unwarrantable, warped, reprobate, infamous, wrong, scoundrelly, dishonorable, villainous, fraudulent, contemptible, wishy-washy, bent, sorry, currish, debauched, deceptive, effete, wet, shy, wrongful, fast, arbitrary, Demonian, spineless, nerveless, despicable, demoralized, vile, unsportsmanlike, paltry, ignoble, devilish, evil, illicit, offensive, shoddy, blamable, rotten, deplorable, namby-pamby, wretched, corruptible, Luciferian, sneaking, culpable, weak-kneed, unprincipled, illegal, limp-wristed, cheap, invertebrate, purchasable, duplicitous, untrustworthy, depraved, unreliable, cacodemonic, fallen, wicked, unrespectable, inexcusable, unworthy, discreditable, decadent, unjustifiable, unbecoming, scabby, mendacious, disgraceful, base, ratty, Double dealing, reprehensible, cruddy, errant, foul, disreputable, soft, shifty, weak, milk-and-water, unseemly, sick, unwholesome, Fiendish, low-down, demoniac, dissolute, scummy, venal, improper, execrable, rascally, dirty, lousy, lying, ignominious, dark.

Quotes of ethical

  1. I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life. We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great, hard -working, honest, ethical person. – Catherine Bell
  2. The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately. – Catherine Bell
  3. Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life. – John Boehner
  4. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living. – Omar N. Bradley
  5. The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus. Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science. This is a source of concern. – Daniel Dennett
  6. I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are. – David Guterson
  7. We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals. – Arthur Keith
  8. If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing. – Henry Kravis
  9. I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999. – Kenneth Robert Livingstone
  10. Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent in an organization over a long period of time. – Lee R. Raymond
  11. I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and thin what we ought to do about it. – Peter Singer
  12. My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. – Peter Singer
  13. Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate. – Cliff Stearns
  14. It is straightforward for me to be ethical responsible, and kind -hearted because I have the resources to support that. – Edward Tufte

Usage examples for ethical

  1. As before, we must avoid any reference to ethical or universal ends, or to the work of 'justice' in the catastrophe. ” – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  2. These propositions are fundamental; if a man or woman cannot accept them, then he is at heart an " anti," even if he has constructed for himself a quantity of reasons, religious, ethical economic, political or what not, why women should be allowed to vote. ” – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  3. There was hardly one aspect in which it could bear criticism; and in the kind of test that chiefly matters, the satisfaction of men's ethical requirements and aspirations, it was if anything weaker than elsewhere. ” – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  4. But above all ethical hatred of law- breaking rose the very present danger to Turner himself. ” – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  5. Not until now was there a possibility of developing from monogamy- in it, by the side of it or against it, as the case might be- the highest ethical progress we owe to it: the modern individual sexlove, unknown to all previous ages. ” – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  6. It was perhaps not less personal, but was more ethical it professed at least to be animated not by private enmity but by public spirit. ” – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  7. 72. " Mr. Pope's Ethical Epistles deserve to be mentioned with signal honour, as a model, next to perfect, of this kind of poetry." ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. But during this process of development a moral and ethical aspect of the dragon's character was also emerging. ” – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  9. So ends the ethical portion of the Epistle. ” – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  10. “ To throw that ethical bomb, required more courage than Balaklava." ” – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  11. Certainly it is not possible for one who has no knowledge of philosophy to understand the significance of the ethical systems which have appeared in the past. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  12. The ethical ideal of the race is still in process of development. ” – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  13. We can, however, do nothing of permanent value for peace unless we keep ever clearly in mind the ethical element which lies at the root of the problem. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. Both classes must meet upon a common ground, recognition of fundamental principles and effort to apply them- before the New Testament can become the practical ethical standard. ” – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  15. So the solemn commandments of the ethical side of Divine Revelation, as well as the promises of it, get their 'yea' in Jesus Christ, and He stands the Law of our lives. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  16. But the interesting thing about it was that most of the people present believed it to be an ethical and even a religious address. ” – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  17. Now I must come having, I hope, made this sufficiently clear, though after this fragmentary fashion to deal a little more with some of the ethical sides of this question. ” – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  18. You must not, of course, be at the mercy of your moods, but you must not be at the mercy of your ethical habits either. ” – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. Whether religious in the sense understood by Mrs. McNish, the meeting was not wanting in ethical interest or human passion. ” – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  20. “ I have, therefore, put such of them as seemed least absurd into the mouth of Conrad, to whom, in fact, they owe their original publication, and have done so, as I hope, not without a just ethical purpose. ” – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley

Rhymes for ethical

  • unethical;