[ UK /ˈɛθɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈɛθɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈɛθɪk/ ]
the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group
the Puritan ethic
a person with old-fashioned values
- a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
How To Use ethic In A Sentence
- By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe. Albert Schweitzer
- Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.
- A second preoccupation evident in these papers is responsibility, and what could roughly be described as the ethical dimension of conceptualisation.
- How that rule would apply to those currently incarcerated is unclear, but in any event, the benefits of this ethically questionable legislation would arguably be minimal. News Item
- ‘By ignoring ethical business practices, small businesses are missing a trick,’ he said.
- Republicans, meanwhile, are mulling whether to abandon the notion of filing ethics charges against Rep.
- The following day, North accused his bosses of appalling, dishonest and unethical behaviour.
- Posting articles about ethical polyamoury on a philanderer's site is like putting pictures of hands on a foot fetishist site.
- This bout of introspection has been brought on by my most recent ethical hiccup. Times, Sunday Times
- In this article we analyze the grammar of codes of ethics as a written locutionary act, and attempt to determine their implicit illocutionary and perlocutionary values.