- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. immoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous. See improbity.II(Roget's IV) modif.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.wrong, unfair, immoral, dishonest, dishonorable, illegal, *dirty, *shady, disreputable, underhanded, unprincipled, crooked, unprofessional, corrupt, criminal.ANT.: ethical, honest, upright, moral, reputableIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking scruples or principles: conscienceless, ruthless, unconscionable, unprincipled, unscrupulous. See HONEST.
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unethical — UK US /ʌnˈeθɪkəl/ adjective ► morally wrong: »The Financial Services Authority s probe into unethical and illegal trading is focussing on the top 20 fund managers of unit trust companies. »unethical behaviour/conduct/practices »What is considered … Financial and business terms
unethical — I adjective corrupt, corruptible, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, ignoble, immoral, inglorious, questionable, shady, uncommendable, unconscionable, underhanded, unfair, unprincipled, unprofessional, unscrupulous, unworthy, wrong II index… … Law dictionary
unethical — 1871, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + ethical (see ETHICS (Cf. ethics)) … Etymology dictionary
unethical — [adj] dishonest, immoral cheating, corrupt, crooked, dirty*, dirty dealing*, dishonorable, disreputable, double crossing*, fake, fishy*, flimflam*, fly by night*, illegal, improper, mercenary, scam*, shady*, sharp*, slick*, slippery*, sneaky*,… … New thesaurus
unethical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not morally correct. DERIVATIVES unethically adverb … English terms dictionary
unethical — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
unethical — [[t]ʌ̱ne̱θɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s behaviour as unethical, you think it is wrong and unacceptable according to a society s rules or people s beliefs. It s simply unethical to promote and advertise such a dangerous product … English dictionary
unethical — adj. unethical to + inf. (it was unethical of them to do that) * * * [ˌʌn eθɪk(ə)l] unethical to + inf. (it was unethical of them to do that) … Combinatory dictionary
unethical — adjective Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical. The corporation was accused of unethical behavior for knowingly producing a product suspected of harming health. Ant: ethical … Wiktionary
unethical — adj. Unethical is used with these nouns: ↑conduct, ↑practice … Collocations dictionary
unethical — un|eth|i|cal [ʌnˈeθıkəl] adj morally unacceptable ▪ unethical medical practices >unethically [ kli] adv … Dictionary of contemporary English