Ethical vs. Unethical

Ethical vs. Unethical — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Ethical and Unethical

Ethicaladjective

Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics

an ethical treatise.

Unethicaladjective

Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.

The corporation was accused of unethical behavior for knowingly producing a product suspected of harming health.

Ethicaladjective

Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession

an ethical act.

Unethicaladjective

not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior;

unethical business practices

Ethicaladjective

Relating to or being a drug dispensed solely on the prescription of a physician.

Unethicaladjective

not adhering to ethical or moral principles;

base and unpatriotic motivesa base, degrading way of lifecheating is dishonorablethey considered colonialism immoralunethical practices in handling public funds

Ethicaladjective

Of or relating to the study of ethics.

The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.

Ethicaladjective

(not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.

All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.

Ethicaladjective

(comparable) Morally approvable; good.

We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.

Ethicaladjective

Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.

In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.

Ethicalnoun

An ethical drug.

Ethicaladjective

of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics;

ethical codesethical theories

Ethicaladjective

conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior;

an ethical lawyerethical medical practicean ethical problemhad no ethical objection to drinkingOurs is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants

Ethicaladjective

adhering to ethical and moral principles;

it seems ethical and rightfollowed the only honorable course of actionhad the moral courage to stand alone