What does the word ethical mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Ethically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining or relating to ethics or morals.

Usage examples for ethical

  1. In some respects their ethical standard is not that of the mother country. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. I do not attempt to enter into the ethical part of this matter, but this much I say: if men find it such a pleasure to smoke, why shouldn't women? – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  3. The interest of the Court, therefore, in the contemporary events which were thrilling the remainder of Europe, was ethical or strategical, and one had to go outside its limits to be brought into touch with personal connecting links. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan