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Definitions and Synonyms of ethical | Another word for ethical | What is ethical?

Definition 1: conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where ethical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ethical lawyer
  • ethical medical practice
  • an ethical problem
  • had no ethical objection to drinking
  • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants

(means also ...) in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

Definition 2: of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where ethical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ethical codes
  • ethical theories

Definition 3: adhering to ethical and moral principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ethical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it seems ethical and right
  • followed the only honorable course of action

Synonyms for ethical in the sense of this definition

(ethical is similar to ...) in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

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