Unconscionably
Unconscionable Un*con"scion*a*ble, a. 1. Not conscionable; not conforming to reason; unreasonable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; inordinate; as, an unconscionable person or demand; unconscionable size. [1913 Webster]

Which use of reason, most reasonless and unconscionable, is the utmost that any tyrant ever pretended. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

His giantship is gone somewhat crestfallen, Stalking with less unconscionable strides. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ungenerous as well as unconscionable practices. --South. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*con"scion*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Un*con"scion*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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