[ uhn-eth-i-kuhl ]
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  1. lacking moral principles; unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct.

  2. not in accord with the standards of a profession: She treated patients outside the area of her training, and the appropriate medical organization punished her unethical behavior.

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Other words from unethical

  • un·eth·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·eth·i·cal·ness, un·eth·i·cal·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unethical


/ (ʌnˈɛθɪkəl) /

  1. not ethical; improper: companies involved in unethical practices

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