I adjective corrupt, corruptible, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, ignoble, immoral, inglorious, questionable, shady, uncommendable, unconscionable, underhanded, unfair, unprincipled, unprofessional, unscrupulous, unworthy, wrong II index dishonest, disingenuous, disreputable, fraudulent, immoral, machiavellian, profligate (corrupt), unconscionable, unprofessional, unscrupulous

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Not ethical; not according to morals or the ethical standards of a profession.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • 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

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