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unconscionable

[ uhn-kon-shuh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl /
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adjective
not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.
not in accordance with what is just or reasonable: unconscionable behavior.
excessive; extortionate: an unconscionable profit.
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Origin of unconscionable

First recorded in 1555–65; un-1 + conscionable

OTHER WORDS FROM unconscionable

un·con·scion·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·scion·a·bly, adverb
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How to use unconscionable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unconscionable

unconscionable
/ (ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl) /

adjective
unscrupulous or unprincipledan unconscionable liar
immoderate or excessiveunconscionable demands

Derived forms of unconscionable

unconscionableness, noununconscionably, adverb
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