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ethical

adjective uk   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl/ us  
C2 relating to beliefs about what is morally right and wrong: ethical and legal issues the ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic researchC2 morally right: ethical practice/trading a medical procedure that most people believe to be ethical
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ethically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
This action is ethically questionable.
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