- in all reason and fairness.
- certainly; assuredly.
Origin of conscience
Examples from the Web for conscienceless
They're not just conscienceless industrial killing machines.
There was always “that dreadful Southern vivacity” and the locals with the “conscienceless” eyes.
I don't like what you and your sister have said about the Cause and the conscienceless obedience exacted from its members.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
Dorian Gray has not got a cool, calculating, conscienceless character at all.Miscellanies|Oscar Wilde
But conscienceless trickeries they were, and, as such, singular grounds for historical enthusiasm.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
I realised that here was an excuse, hatched up by that conscienceless young Celt, to return shortly.Miss Million's Maid|Bertha Ruck
We have given a general outline of crime and its relation to the conscienceless, fattening Trust.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World|Robert O. Harland
British Dictionary definitions for conscienceless
- the sense of right and wrong that governs a person's thoughts and actions
- regulation of one's actions in conformity to this sense
- a supposed universal faculty of moral insight
- with regard to truth and justice
Word Origin for conscience
Word Origin and History for conscienceless
early 13c., from Old French conscience "conscience, innermost thoughts, desires, intentions; feelings" (12c.), from Latin conscientia "knowledge within oneself, sense of right, a moral sense," from conscientem (nominative consciens), present participle of conscire "be (mutually) aware," from com- "with," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + scire "to know" (see science).
Probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidesis, literally "with-knowledge." Sometimes nativized in Old English/Middle English as inwit. Russian also uses a loan-translation, so-vest, "conscience," literally "with-knowledge."
Medicine definitions for conscienceless
Idioms and Phrases with conscienceless
see have a clear conscience; in conscience.