Question: Can Something Be Morally Right But Ethically Legally Wrong?

Can something be ethical immoral?

If you want to define “ethical” as “consistent with some ethical philosophy or system” (whether that system is a religion, philosophy, laws or customs) then yes, a moral action can be unethical and an ethical action can be immoral..

What does it mean if something is morally wrong?

According to Moral Foundations Theory, an action may be considered to be wrong because: it is harmful, it is unfair or unjust, it shows disloyalty to a group, it is disrespectful to an authority, or it is impure or gross.

What does ethically wrong mean?

That’s just mean. But if you stole that cookie and then lied about it, that would be morally wrong, or unethical. The prefix un- means “not,” so something or someone who’s unethical is literally “not ethical.” In other words, that someone is lacking principles or morals.

Behaviors that are illegal but are thought by many to be ethical include jaywalking, mixing food and paper waste, cheating taxes, spitting inside a city and driving over the speed limit.

What is the penalty for immoral act?

If you get known for doing immoral things within a community, that community may shun you, excluding you from group activities. In some (unfortunate) cases, individuals may also take it upon themselves to use violence in response to immoral acts.