- 1connected with beliefs and principles about what is right and wrong ethical issues/standards/questions the ethical problems of human embryo research
- 2morally correct or acceptable Is it ethical to promote cigarettes through advertising? ethical investment (= investing money in businesses that are considered morally acceptable)
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NAmE//ˈɛθɪkli//adverb The committee judged that he had not behaved ethically. Doctors felt ethically obliged to continue the treatment.