ethical ethical  /ˈɛ θə kəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
  2. (adj) conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
  3. (adj) adhering to ethical and moral principles



  1. Socially-responsible investing can be both profitable and ethical.
  2. Bush was trying to reinforce an ethical standard he had long stood behind: senior aides must avoid even the appearance of improper behavior.
  3. Your conviction that science operates in a realm free from moral or ethical inquiry is not only factually incorrect but it is also deeply offensive.


  1. Former political candidate tells Port Manatee board to put official on leave after son's arrest

    A top Manatee County Port Authority official should be put on leave until questions are answered about his ethical conduct and criminal charges lodged against his son, who also worked at the port, according to a former county commission candidate.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bradenton Herald

  2. The Ethical Questions of Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry

    The Ethical Questions of Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. KCSN news update; donating adult organs to children under 12 raises complicated ethical issues

    Using hands free devices that translate speech into text remains very distracting to drivers and lessens their attention and focus. Providing children under the age of 12 with donated adult organs raises many complicated ethical issues.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Daily Sundial


  1. "Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical," Mr. Bush said in a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. Brown said Eroshevich and Kapoor "violated their ethical obligations as physicians, while Mr. Stern funneled highly addictive drugs to Ms. Smith."
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source:

  3. There is a need to "wake up consciences," Benedict responded. "We have to give impulse to rediscovering our responsibility and to finding an ethical way to change our way of life."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Newsweek

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