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unethical

(ʌnˈɛθɪkəl)
adj
not ethical; improper: companies involved in unethical practices.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unethical - not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behaviorunethical - not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior; "unethical business practices"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"
ethical - conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; "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"- Omar N. Bradley

unethical

adjective immoral, wrong, improper, illegal, dirty, unfair, shady (informal), dishonest, unscrupulous, under-the-table, unprofessional, disreputable, underhand, unprincipled, dishonourable, not cricket (informal) I thought it was unethical for doctors to operate upon their wives.
legal, moral, proper, ethical, upright, honourable, honest, scrupulous

unethical

adjective
Lacking scruples or principles:
Translations
neetický

unethical

[ˈʌnˈeθɪkəl] ADJpoco ético

unethical

[ˌʌnˈɛθɪkəl] adjcontraire à l'éthique

unethical

adjunmoralisch; (in more serious matters) → unethisch; it’s unethical for a doctor to do thates verstößt gegen das Berufsethos or die Berufsehre, wenn ein Arzt das macht

unethical

[ʌnˈɛθɪkl] adj (methods) → moralmente inaccettabile; (doctor's behaviour) → contrario/a all'etica professionale
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