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eth·i·cal

 (ĕth′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics: an ethical treatise.
2. Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession: an ethical act. See Synonyms at moral.
3. Relating to or being a drug dispensed solely on the prescription of a physician.

eth′i·cal·ly adv.
eth′i·cal·ness, eth′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ethically - in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics; "he behaved ethically"; "this is ethically unacceptable"
unethically - in an unethical manner; "he behaved unethically"
Translations
أخْلاقِيّاً
etisktmoralskt
erkölcsi szempontból
siîferîilega
mravne
ahlâka/töreye uygun bir şekilde

ethically

[ˈeθɪklɪ] ADV [behave] → éticamente, con ética; [sound, unacceptable] → desde el punto de vista ético

ethically

[ˈɛθɪkli] adv
(= from an ethical standpoint) [dubious, satisfactory, neutral] → d'un point de vue éthique
(= in an ethical way) [behave, invest] → conformément à l'éthique

ethically

advethisch; (= with correct ethics) act, behave etcethisch einwandfrei

ethically

[ˈɛθɪklɪ] adveticamente

ethics

(ˈeθiks) noun singular
the study or the science of morals.
noun plural
rules or principles of behaviour.
ˈethical adjective
1. of or concerning morals, justice or duty.
2. (negative unethical) morally right.
ˈethically adverb
References in classic literature ?
His conscience is one ethically and one aesthetically; with his will to be true to himself he cannot be false to his knowledge of others.
Many young men of the Oligarchy, impelled by sense of right conduct, or their imaginations captured by the glory of the Revolution, ethically or romantically devoted their lives to it.
And then the smaller--some of them, ethically, very small--women; Lady Wynnstay, Mrs.
He put it down gently on the table and looked at us with a queer gasp, we thought, as though he had from some cause become speechless for a moment, or were ethically uncertain about producing that box.
But I've never had much taste for investigation, for showing people up and all that no doubt ethically meri- torious kind of work.
I mean unrestful in the sense, for instance in which this planet of ours is unrestful--a matter of an uneasy atmosphere disturbed by passions, jealousies, loves, hates and the troubles of transcendental good intentions, which, though ethically valuable, I have no doubt cause often more unhappiness than the plots of the most evil tendency.
It just makes sense, ethically and business-wise," says NetCom Chairman and CEO Emmit J.
The widespread practice of medical offices' charging for no-shows or late cancellations would prompt patients to act ethically.
Subject to the analysis of ethicists such as those at the Notre Dame conference, the reasoning of the pope's moral teaching can be open to question, but in the end the significance of a culture of life may be less the depth of John Paul II's philosophy and more his call to a serious moral life in ethically uncertain times.
Moreover, with resistance testing adopted as standard of care, it becomes ethically impossible to conduct longer, definitive clinical trials since most institutional review boards will not allow volunteers to be randomized to receive anything less than the prevailing standard.
Making the perfect the enemy of the good is also ethically wrong when the issue at hand has ethical consequences.
However, while working off the books might be justified ethically, working on the books is actually a better policy financially, thanks to the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit.