unconscionable


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un·con·scion·a·ble

 (ŭn-kŏn′shə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Deserving of moral condemnation: committed an unconscionable act.
2. Beyond reason; excessive: an unconscionable price.

un·con′scion·a·ble·ness n.
un·con′scion·a·bly adv.

unconscionable

(ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl)
adj
1. unscrupulous or unprincipled: an unconscionable liar.
2. immoderate or excessive: unconscionable demands.
unˈconscionableness n
unˈconscionably adv

un•con•scion•a•ble

(ʌnˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl)

adj.
1. not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous.
2. excessive; extortionate.
[1555–65]
un•con`scion•a•bil′i•ty, n.
un•con′scion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unconscionable - lacking a conscienceunconscionable - lacking a conscience; "a conscienceless villain"; "brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless"; "an unconscionable liar"
unconscientious - not conscientious;
2.unconscionable - greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"

unconscionable

adjective
1. criminal, unethical, amoral, unprincipled, unfair, unjust He calls the reductions an unconscionable threat to public safety.
2. excessive, outrageous, unreasonable, extreme, extravagant, preposterous, exorbitant, inordinate, immoderate Some child-care centres were charging unconscionable fees.

unconscionable

adjective
1. Lacking scruples or principles:
3. Vastly exceeding a normal limit, as in cost:
Translations

unconscionable

[ʌnˈkɒnʃnəbl] ADJ (frm)
1. (= disgraceful) [liar] → desvergonzado; [behaviour, crime] → inadmisible
2. (= excessive) → desmedido, desrazonable

unconscionable

adjunerhört; an unconscionable timeeine unerhört lange Zeit, unerhört lange

unconscionable

[ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbl] adj (liter)
a. (excessive) → eccessivo/a
to be an unconscionable time doing sth → impiegare un tempo eccessivo a fare qc
b. (unprincipled, liar) → spregiudicato/a
References in classic literature ?
It is the peculiar province, for instance, of a court of equity to relieve against what are called hard bargains: these are contracts in which, though there may have been no direct fraud or deceit, sufficient to invalidate them in a court of law, yet there may have been some undue and unconscionable advantage taken of the necessities or misfortunes of one of the parties, which a court of equity would not tolerate.
Thus they sidled slowly onward till it struck her they had been advancing for an unconscionable time--far longer than was usually occupied by the short journey from Chaseborough, even at this walking pace, and that they were no longer on hard road, but in a mere trackway.
I am in danger, I see, of being included among the whimsical fellows, which I so little desire that I have got me into my writing-chair to combat the charge, but, having sat for an unconscionable time with pen poised, I am come agitatedly to the fear that there may be something in it.
I can tell your worship it is commonly said in this town that there are no people worse than the market-women, for they are all barefaced, unconscionable, and impudent, and I can well believe it from what I have seen of them in other towns.
He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.
And in place of the numberless and feasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom -- Free Trade.
I know that the Connecticut settlers talk about their West Herfield meeting-house; but I never believe more than half what they say, they are such unconscionable braggers.
Newman led his usual life, made acquaintances, took his ease in the galleries and churches, spent an unconscionable amount of time in strolling in the Piazza San Marco, bought a great many bad pictures, and for a fortnight enjoyed Venice grossly.
I generally regained the consciousness of the external world on some pious phrase asserting the spiritual comfort of early mass, or on angry lamentations about the unconscionable rapacity of the dealers in fish and vegetables; for after mass it was Therese's practice to do the marketing for the house.
I am not so unconscionable as to think it likely that you would accept me on trust at first sight, and take me out of the very street.
I always thought we should get something like this from him, for I always looked upon him as a futile, frivolous fellow who gave himself unconscionable airs on the fact of his being a general (though he only became one because he retired as a colonel).
She has been here an unconscionable time,--it must be nearly three weeks.