- (usually before a 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.
- 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?