ethical

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Ethical is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Positive
ethical

Comparative
more ethical

Superlative
most ethical

  1. (usually before the noun) An ethical issue, problem, etc. relates to questions of good or bad, right or wrong.
    Doctors have to think about both the medical and ethical parts of the problem.
  2. If something is ethical, it is good, not bad or wrong. Often, this is based on formal philosophy. Often, what is ethical is based on rules of a group or profession (kind of job).
    Is it really ethical to eat meat?

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