Ethical vs Ethnic - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between ethical and ethnic
is that ethical
is (philosophy|not comparable) of or relating to the study of ethics while ethnic
is of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.
As nouns the difference between ethical and ethnic
is that ethical
is an ethical drug while ethnic
is an ethnic person, notably said when a foreigner or member of an immigrant community.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(philosophy, not comparable) Of or relating to the study of ethics.
(not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.
- The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.
(comparable) Morally approvable, when referring to an action that affects others; good.
- All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.
(of a drug, not comparable) Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
- We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.
- In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.
* In general usage ethical'' is used to describe standards of behavior between individuals, while ''moral'' or ''immoral can describe any behavior. You can call lying unethical or immoral, for example, because it involves the behavior of one person and how it affects another, but violating dietary prohibitions in a holy text can only be described as immoral.
* ethical investment
* ethical system
* (morally approvable) unethical
* ethical dative
* ethnick (obsolete)
Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.
Belonging to a foreign culture.
- There are many ethnic Indonesians in the Netherlands
(historical) Heathen, not Judeo-Christian-Muslim.
- I like to eat ethnic food
* ethnic cleansing
* ethnic group
* ethnic minority
* (culturally foreign) exotic
* (heathen) pagan, gentile
An ethnic person, notably said when a foreigner or member of an immigrant community.
An ethnic minority. (rfex)
(archaic) A heathen, a pagan.
* 1641 . .
- ..for the learned know that even in St. Jerome's time, the consul of Rome and his wife were both Ethnics , and about the same time the greatest part of the senate also...
(in classical scholarship ) the demonym of an Ancient Greek city
* 2006 . Cohen. The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin & North Africa , 151.
- ...And the people of God, redeemed and washed with Christ's blood, and dignified with so many glorious titles of saints and sons in the Gospel, are now no better reputed than impure ethnics and lay dogs...
- "Coinage with the ethnic ????????? ???? ???????? survives from the mid-second century A.D."