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unethical

[ uhn-eth-i-kuhl ]
/ ʌnˈɛθ ɪ kəl /
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adjective
lacking moral principles; unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct.
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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Origin of unethical

OTHER WORDS FROM unethical

un·eth·i·cal·ly, adverbun·eth·i·cal·ness, un·eth·i·cal·i·ty, noun
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How to use unethical in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unethical

unethical
/ (ʌnˈɛθɪkəl) /

adjective
not ethical; impropercompanies involved in unethical practices
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