unethical

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. immoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous. See improbity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unscrupulous, unprincipled, immoral, unfair; see dishonest 2 , wrong 1 .
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, reputable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking scruples or principles: conscienceless, ruthless, unconscionable, unprincipled, unscrupulous. See HONEST.

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