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  • adj. Not ethical; not related to ethics.


non- +‎ ethical (Wiktionary)


  • Welch makes a distinction between evangelizing and proselytizing, which he described as "nonethical ways of seeking the conversion of others, or arm-twisting."

    Hebrew Catholics? Jews Keep Wary Eye On New Group

  • So if we are making a decision and there are ethical arguments to make one decision and nonethical arguments in favor of a contrary view, the ethical argument prevails.

    Beyond the Bottom Line

  • Religions have sometimes been divided into the ethical and the nonethical; but so far as the character of the deity is concerned no such division holds, for there never has been a supernatural Power that has not reflected the moral ideas of its time and place.

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • a search for the moral minimum; it tried to draw the lowest acceptable line between ethical and nonethical, e.g., egotistical conduct, for instance, in economic or market dealings.


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