ethical motive

Definitions of ethical motive
  1. noun
    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    synonyms: ethics, morality, morals
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    hedonism
    the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
    conscience, moral sense, scruples, sense of right and wrong
    motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    Christ Within, Inner Light, Light, Light Within
    a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    superego
    (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
    small voice, voice of conscience, wee small voice
    an inner voice that judges your behavior
    sense of duty, sense of shame
    a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
    type of:
    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
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