Crossword clues for ethical
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ethic \Eth"ic\, Ethical \Eth"ic*al\,
[L. ethicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? custom, usage, character, dwelling; akin to ? custom, Goth. sidus, G. sitte, Skr. svadh?, pro
orig., one's own doing; sva self + dh? to set: cf. F. ['e]thique. See So, Do.] Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as, ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy.
The ethical meaning of the miracles.
Ethical dative (Gram.), a use of the dative of a pronoun to signify that the person or thing spoken of is regarded with interest by some one; as, Quid mihi Celsus agit? How does my friend Celsus do?
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 (context philosophy not comparable English) Of or relating to the study of ethics. 2 (context not comparable English) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession. 3 (context comparable English) morally approvable, when referring to an action that affects others; good. 4 (context of a drug not comparable English) Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician. n. An ethical drug.
adj. of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics; "ethical codes"; "ethical theories"
conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice"; "an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley [ant: unethical]
Usage examples of "ethical".
Why was it, he said, that all the humanitarians, the reformers, the guilds, the ethical groups, the agnostics, the male and female knights, sustained him, and only a few of the poor and friendless knocked, by his solicitation, at the supernatural door of life?
As the weeks passed, Alec realized that aside from certain rapidly diminishing ethical qualms, he had never been happier.
But this discussion is immaterial, since these supreme examples of literary excellence exist in all kinds of composition,--poetry, fable, romance, ethical teaching, prophecy, interpretation, history, humor, satire, devotional flight into the spiritual and supernatural, everything in which the human mind has exercised itself,--from the days of the Egyptian moralist and the Old Testament annalist and poet down to our scientific age.
Clearly we cannot estimate their ethical value until we have learned the modes in which they have actually determined human conduct for good or evil: in other words, we cannot judge of the morality of religious beliefs until we have ascertained their history: the facts must be known before judgment can be passed on them: the work of the historian must precede the work of the moralist.
She would go no further than allowing him to repeat the ceremony of palpation and auscultation with all the ethical violations he could desire, but without taking off her clothes.
Drugs in all their manifestations of production, commercialization and consumption, denaturalizes us by injuring our ethical, religious and political life, our historic, economic, and republican values.
He uses fiction to examine its ethical implications and asks a practical question: how may a convinced determinist reach an accommodation with a world in which he has no freedom?
Hudlar Project, and who may be concerned with the ethical position, let me assure you that the patient on which we will be operating today, its fellows in the FROB ward, and all the other geriatric and pre-geriatric cases waiting in great distress on the home world, are all candidates for elective surgery.
Both indurated by early domestic training and an inherited tenacity of heterodox resistance professed their disbelief in many orthodox religious, national, social and ethical doctrines.
It is not the metaphysical problem of the existence of a divinity that concerns Sartre, it is the psychological and ethical implications of a hieratic way of thinking.
With methods not strictly ethical, he spent more time peeling away the layers of Laine Tavish and began to get a picture.
In 1834 he gained the ethical moderatorship, newly instituted by Provost Lloyd, and continued in residence at college.
Through the wide range of repetitions where all the levels of composition and structure concur in a common Donjuanesque examination of time, Kundera achieves a fascinating novelistic synthesis in which the esthetic, erotic, ethical, playful and cognitive functions combine as in a single semantic river.
Johnson of Minneapolis, and agreed with him against all the organizators and all the ethical raptures of his transmogrified Peony.
After three decades of mathematical and scientific conquests, the philosopher in him was rising up, scrutinizing the new technological society through the long lens of history, and pondering its new ethical dilemmas and their human consequences.