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"ethical" in British English

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ethicaladjective

uk   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl/
ethically
adverb uk   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˈeθ.ɪ.kəl.i/
This action is ethically questionable.
(Definition of ethical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ethical" in Business English

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ethicaladjective

uk   /ˈeθɪkəl/ us   SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
morally right: ethical behaviour/conduct The awards recognize companies, individuals, and nonprofit organizations for ethical behavior. ethical practice/trading Is it ethical to recruit healthcare workers from developing countries experiencing shortages?
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 misleading ads.
(Definition of ethical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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