Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is ethical, it is good, not bad or wrong. Often, this is based on formal philosophy. (adjective) An ethical issue, problem, etc. relates to questions of good or bad, right or wrong.

Examples: (adjective) Some argue that it is not ethical to eat meat. (adjective) Religion often tries to answer ethical questions. (adjective) Doctors have to think about both the medical and ethical parts of the problem.

Synonyms: adjectives: moral. righteous, virtuous, humane.

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