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"ethical" in British English

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ethicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl/
C2 relating to ​beliefs about what is ​morallyright and ​wrong: ethical and ​legalissues the ethical ​dilemmassurroundinggeneticresearchC2 morallyright: ethical ​practice/​trading a ​medicalprocedure that most ​peoplebelieve to be ethical
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ethically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
This ​action is ethically ​questionable.
(Definition of ethical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ethical" in Business English

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ethicaladjective

uk   us   /ˈeθɪkəl/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
morally ​right: ethical behaviour/conduct The ​awardsrecognizecompanies, ​individuals, and nonprofit ​organizations for ethical ​behavior. ethical ​practice/​trading Is it ethical to ​recruithealthcareworkers from ​developing countries ​experiencingshortages?
relating to beliefs about what is morally ​right and wrong: a ​consultant on ​legal and ethical ​issues the ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic ​research
ethically
adverb /ˈeθɪkli/
Many ethically minded ​investors would ​think twice before ​funding an ​industry known for ​misleadingads.
(Definition of ethical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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