(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics

- ethical codes

- ethical theories

2. conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior

- an ethical lawyer

- ethical medical practice

- an ethical problem

Similar word(s): right

3. adhering to ethical and moral principles

- it seems ethical and right

Similar word(s): right, honorable, honourable

Sentences with ethical as an adjective:

- The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.

- All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.

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

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


1. An ethical drug.