unethical UK US /ʌnˈeθɪkəl/ adjective
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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 unethical in one country may be standard business practice in another.

unethically adverb

Complaints allege board members acted unethically by asking an intermediary to arrange a meeting with the judge responsible for the case.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

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