Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ethical_motive

1 sense of ethical motive

Sense 1
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality -- (motivation based on ideas of right and wrong)
       => motivation, motive, need -- (the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives")

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