[ eth-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈɛθ ɪ kəl /
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pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice, especially the standards of a profession: It was not considered ethical for physicians to advertise.
(of drugs) sold only upon medical prescription.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ethical
eth·i·cal·ly, adverbeth·i·cal·i·ty [eth-i-kal-i-tee], /ɛθ ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/, eth·i·cal·ness, nounhy·per·eth·i·cal, adjectivenon·eth·i·cal, adjective
non·eth·i·cal·ness, nounpseu·do·eth·i·cal, adjectivesu·per·eth·i·cal, adjectiveun·eth·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ethical
/ (ˈɛθɪkəl) /
in accordance with principles of conduct that are considered correct, esp those of a given profession or group
of or relating to ethics
(of a medicinal agent) available legally only with a doctor's prescription or consent
Derived forms of ethicalethically, adverbethicalness or ethicality, noun
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Medical definitions for ethical
[ ĕth′ĭ-kəl ]
Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics.
Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession.
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