unconscionable

[ uhn-kon-shuh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl /

adjective

not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.
not in accordance with what is just or reasonable: unconscionable behavior.
excessive; extortionate: an unconscionable profit.

Nearby words

  1. unconformable,
  2. unconformity,
  3. uncongenial,
  4. unconnected,
  5. unconquerable,
  6. unconscious,
  7. unconsciousness,
  8. unconsecrated,
  9. unconsidered,
  10. unconstitutional

Origin of unconscionable

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

Related formsun·con·scion·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·con·scion·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unconscionably

unconscionable

/ (ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl) /

adjective

unscrupulous or unprincipledan unconscionable liar
immoderate or excessiveunconscionable demands
Derived Formsunconscionableness, noununconscionably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unconscionably

unconscionable

adj.

1560s, "showing no regard for conscience," from un- (1) + now rare conscionable "conscientious." Related: Unconscionably.

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