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