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UNETHICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unethical mean? 

UNETHICAL (adjective)
  The adjective UNETHICAL has 2 senses:

1. not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior
2. not adhering to ethical or moral principles

  Familiarity information: UNETHICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNETHICAL (adjective)


Sense 1unethical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior

Context example:

unethical business practices

Also:

wrong (contrary to conscience or morality or law)

Antonym:

ethical (conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior)


Sense 2unethical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not adhering to ethical or moral principles

Synonyms:

dishonourable; immoral; unethical; base; dishonorable

Context examples:

base and unpatriotic motives / a base, degrading way of life / cheating is dishonorable / they considered colonialism immoral / unethical practices in handling public funds

Similar:

wrong (contrary to conscience or morality or law)


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