unscrupulous

  • 1unscrupulous — un‧scru‧pu‧lous [ʌnˈskruːpjləs] adjective behaving in an unfair or dishonest way: • Workers unity is the only force which protects working people against exploitation by unscrupulous employers. unscrupulously adverb * * * unscrupulous UK US… …

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  • 2Unscrupulous — Un*scru pu*lous, a. Not scrupulous; unprincipled. {Un*scru pu*lous*ly}, adv. {Un*scru pu*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3unscrupulous — I adjective base, conscienceless, corrupt, crooked, deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, disingenuous, faithless, false, fraudulent, immoral, inequitable, iniquitous, lawless, perfidious, profligate, questionable, roguish, ruthless, shifty, sly,… …

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  • 4unscrupulous — (adj.) 1803, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SCRUPULOUS (Cf. scrupulous) …

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  • 5unscrupulous — [adj] immoral arrant, base, casuistic, conscienceless, corrupt, crafty, crooked, deceitful, degraded, degrading, disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, exploitative, illegal, improper, low down*, mercenary, perfidious, petty, questionable,… …

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  • 6unscrupulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without moral scruples. DERIVATIVES unscrupulously adverb unscrupulousness noun …

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  • 7unscrupulous — [unskro͞o′pyə ləs] adj. not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled unscrupulously adv. unscrupulousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8unscrupulous — adj. 1) unscrupulous in (unscrupulous in his business dealings) 2) unscrupulous to + inf. (it was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold evidence) * * * [ʌn skruːpjʊləs] unscrupulous to + inf. (it was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold… …

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  • 9unscrupulous — un•scru•pu•lous [[t]ʌnˈskru pyə ləs[/t]] adj. not scrupulous; not restrained by scruples; unprincipled: unscrupulous business dealings[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805 un•scru′pu•lous•ly, adv. un•scru′pu•lous•ness, ˈlɒs ɪ ti n. syn: unscrupulous,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10unscrupulous — unscrupulously, adv. unscrupulousness, unscrupulosity /un skrooh pyeuh los i tee/, n. /un skrooh pyeuh leuhs/, adj. not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled. [1795 1805; UN 1 + SCRUPULOUS] Syn. UNSCRUPULOUS,… …

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  • 11unscrupulous — [[t]ʌnskru͟ːpjʊləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person as unscrupulous, you are critical of the fact that they are prepared to act in a dishonest or immoral way in order to get what they want. These kids are being exploited by… …

    English dictionary

  • 12unscrupulous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ completely, quite, thoroughly (esp. BrE) ▪ …

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  • 13unscrupulous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unprincipled, conscienceless, dishonest. See improbity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unprincipled, unethical, immoral, base, perfidious, degraded, selfish, self seeking, petty, dishonest, knavish,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14unscrupulous — un|scru|pu|lous [ʌnˈskru:pjuləs] adj behaving in an unfair or dishonest way ▪ unscrupulous employers >unscrupulously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15unscrupulous — un|scru|pu|lous [ ʌn skrupjələs ] adjective willing to do things that are unfair, dishonest, or illegal: an unscrupulous employer/company …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16unscrupulous — adjective behaving in an unfair or dishonest way: a cunning and unscrupulous politician unscrupulously adverb unscrupulousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17unscrupulous — adjective we didn t want to believe that someone in our group could be that unscrupulous Syn: unprincipled, unethical, immoral, conscienceless, shameless, reprobate, exploitative, corrupt, dishonest, dishonorable, deceitful, devious, underhanded …

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  • 18unscrupulous — UK [ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs] / US [ʌnˈskrupjələs] adjective willing to do things that are unfair, dishonest, or illegal an unscrupulous employer/company …

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  • 19unscrupulous — adjective Date: 1803 not scrupulous ; unprincipled • unscrupulously adverb • unscrupulousness noun …

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  • 20unscrupulous — adjective a) Without scruples, immoral b) Contemptuous of what is right or honorable Ant: scrupulous, ethical, upstanding …

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