Definition of unethical in English:

unethical

adjective

  • Not morally correct.

    ‘it is unethical to torment any creature for entertainment’
    • ‘However, breaking the law often starts with unethical behaviour that has gone unnoticed.’
    • ‘Still, is it unethical or immoral to bring an extinct species back from the dead?’
    • ‘From an environmental point of view, I find eating meat completely unethical.’
    • ‘Many acts may look improper and unethical, yet there may have been a good reason for them.’
    • ‘Half a dozen newspapers recently have fired reporters for dishonest or unethical reporting.’
    • ‘To deprive children of this most basic human right is unethical.’
    • ‘To so burden those people, and to continue to burden them, is not only wrong but immoral and unethical.’
    • ‘What you are complaining about might have been individual unethical behaviour.’
    • ‘There were opposing views on how to protect the public from incompetent and unethical behaviour.’
    • ‘The following day, North accused his bosses of appalling, dishonest and unethical behaviour.’
    • ‘I have concerns about any unethical behaviour amongst any health professionals.’
    • ‘This does not make them unethical, dishonest people in life or their law practice.’
    • ‘Widespread as it may be, it is nevertheless a way of thinking that is profoundly amoral, unethical and indeed barbaric.’
    • ‘It will be seen as unethical, unprofessional and will affect the decisions made at that level.’
    • ‘If one had no way to justify a particular immoral or unethical act, a law was passed to legalize it.’
    • ‘Facing the dilemmas of ethical behaviour in a decidedly unethical society is the harder choice.’
    • ‘These things may be ethical or unethical, depending on the situation.’
    • ‘A business school course in ethics is hardly going to transform an unethical person into an ethical one.’
    • ‘Not only was her action a breach of her visa but was highly unethical and morally questionable.’
    • ‘And he also has plans to clean up big business by introducing a register of ethical and unethical businesses.’
    immoral, amoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, wrong, dishonest, deceitful, disreputable, unconscionable, fraudulent, dirty, unfair, underhand, devious, slippery, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, corrupt, depraved, villainous
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Pronunciation

unethical

/ʌnˈɛθɪk(ə)l/