What is the antonym of “ethical”?
The antonyms of ethical are unethical, immoral, and dishonest. These words describe actions or behaviors that are not in line with moral principles or standards.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Not conforming to accepted moral standards or principles.
It is unethical to cheat on an exam.
Contrary to accepted moral principles; morally wrong.
Stealing is considered immoral.
Behaving or speaking in a way that is intended to deceive people.
Lying is a dishonest act.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Unethical refers to actions that do not conform to accepted moral standards or principles.
- 2Immoral refers to actions that are morally wrong.
- 3Dishonest refers to actions that are intended to deceive people.
Good things to know
- 1Professional Conduct: Use ethical to describe behavior that is in line with moral principles in the workplace.
- 2Moral Dilemmas: Use unethical, immoral, and dishonest to describe situations where there is a conflict between what is right and wrong.
- 3Personal Integrity: Use these antonyms to describe actions or behaviors that go against your personal values and beliefs.