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ethical

Etymology

From ethic +‎ -al, from Late Latin ethicus (moral, ethical), from Ancient Greek ἠθικός (ēthikós, of or for morals, moral, expressing character), from ἦθος (êthos, character, moral nature).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛθɪkəl/

Adjective

ethical (comparative more ethical, superlative most ethical)

  1. (philosophy, not comparable) Of or relating to the study of ethics.
    The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.
  2. (not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.
    All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.
  3. (comparable) Morally approvable; good.
    We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.
  4. (of a drug, not comparable) Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
    In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.

Derived terms

  • ethical investment
  • ethical system
  • meta-ethical
  • (morally approvable): unethical

Related terms

  • ethic
  • ethics
  • ethos

Translations

See also

  • ethical dative

Noun

ethical (plural ethicals)

  1. An ethical drug, one only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.

References

  • ethical at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • ethical in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • ethical in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • ethical in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • alethic

Source: wiktionary.org