Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • According to the doctrines of morality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb According to, in harmony with, moral principles or character.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an ethical manner
  • adverb Concerning ethics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an ethical manner; from an ethical point of view; according to ethics

Etymologies

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ethical +‎ -ly

Examples

  • But neither is it career suicide to support ID, even in ethically questionable ways, as Sternberg did, as bFast suggests.

    The Memory Hole

  • I refuse to take part in ethically questionable practices, and I feel remorse for everything I harvest.

    David E.

  • I refuse to take part in ethically questionable practices, and I feel remorse for everything I harvest.

    David E.

  • Julian Petley, a journalism professor at Brunel University, said "tabloid shouldn't be a dirty word", but added that editors of the so-called "ethically minded papers" should stop "making common cause with the papers that brought this inquiry into being".

    The Guardian World News

  • Triumph of the Will, the idea of ethically-legislated or ethically-originating censure is moot.

    MetaFilter

  • This panel will bring together scholars who have written and published what might be called ethically driven medieval scholarship alongside those arguing for the possible perils of such an approach, or for the pleasures [and even the ethical pleasures] of a different approach altogether.

    In the Middle

  • That killjoy Chief Perp Lamm put the kibosh on our plans to have the LeMons Supreme Court accept wagers on teams - some nonsense about the so-called ethically questionable concept of officials in a position to influence the outcome of the race having a financial interest in certain outcomes

    Jalopnik

  • As I understand it, the publishers go after bar owners who have live music, even if the musicians themselves aren't paid, so I'm not sure the situation is that different for YouTube's position vis-a-vis the publisher, at least ethically, which is a different matter from legally (though again, as Fred says, they have a license.)

    Educated Guesswork

  • Papi I think is now defining as ethically non-monogamous.

    feminist blogs

  • 'ethically' - but ditch the last five words and it stands.

    wongaBlog

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