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ethical standards

This page is about the collocation ethical standards

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

ethically acceptable levels of behaviour

For example

  • In business, ethical standards are often seen as less important than making profits.

  • If the junk food industry had ethical standards, we wouldn't be facing a national health crisis.

Quick Quiz

Ethical standards would prevent businesses from

a. selling useful products

b. selling harmful products

c. selling profitable products

Contributor: Matt Errey