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unethicaladjective

 us   /ʌnˈeθ·ɪ·kəl/
not ​morallyacceptable: unethical ​businesspractices
(Definition of unethical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unethical" in Business English

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unethicaladjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈeθɪkəl/
morally wrong: The Financial Services Authority's ​probe into unethical and ​illegaltrading is focussing on the ​top 20 ​fundmanagers of ​unittrustcompanies. unethical ​behaviour/​conduct/​practices What is considered unethical in one country may be ​standardbusinesspractice in another.
unethically
adverb
Complaints ​allegeboardmembersacted unethically by ​asking an ​intermediary to ​arrange a ​meeting with the ​judgeresponsible for the ​case.
(Definition of unethical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unethical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不道德的,不合乎道德标准的…
in Turkish ahlaksızca, gayri ahlâkî…
in Russian неэтичный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不道德的,不合乎道德標準的…
in Polish nieetyczny…
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