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Ethical vs Invasive - What's the difference?

ethical | invasive |

As adjectives the difference between ethical and invasive

is that ethical is (philosophy|not comparable) of or relating to the study of ethics while invasive is that invades a foreign country using military force.

As nouns the difference between ethical and invasive

is that ethical is an ethical drug while invasive is an invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.

ethical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (philosophy, not comparable) Of or relating to the study of ethics.
  • The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.
  • (not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.
  • All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.
  • (comparable) Morally approvable, when referring to an action that affects others; good.
  • We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.
  • (of a drug, not comparable) Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
  • In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.

    Usage notes

    * 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.

    Derived terms

    * ethical investment * ethical system * meta-ethical * (morally approvable) unethical

    See also

    * ethical dative

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An ethical drug.
  • Anagrams

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    invasive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That invades a foreign country using military force.
  • (of a plant or animal) That grows in environments which do not harbor natural enemes, often to the detriment of native species or of food or garden flora and fauna.
  • (medicine) (of a carcinoma etc'') That invades healthy tissue; (''of a procedure ) in which part of the body is entered
  • Intrusive on one's privacy.
  • Derived terms

    * invasively * invasiveness * noninvasive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An invasive organism, as, a plant or animal.
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