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Definition 1: motivation based on ideas of right and wrong - [noun denoting motive]

Synonyms for ethical motive in the sense of this definition

(ethical motive is a kind of ...) the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

"we did not understand his motivation" "he acted with the best of motives"

(... is a kind of ethical motive ) the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle

(... is a kind of ethical motive ) motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

(... is a kind of ethical motive ) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

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