unscrupulousness


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un·scru·pu·lous

 (ŭn-skro͞o′pyə-ləs)
adj.
Having or showing no regard for what is right or honorable; devoid of scruples.

un·scru′pu·lous·ly adv.
un·scru′pu·lous·ness n.

Unscrupulousness

 

hit below the belt To use unfair means; to go against the rules. The Marquis of Queensberry rules of prize fighting, adopted in 1867, prohibit boxers from hitting their opponents below the waist belt. A derivative, commonly used term is low blow.

low blow An unfair or unscrupulous attack, a cheap shot. This term probably derives from hit below the belt; in prize fighting, a violation of the Marquis of Queensberry rules. The word is almost always used figuratively, meaning to take unfair advantage, to strike where one is most vulnerable, to hit someone when he is down.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unscrupulousness - the quality of unscrupulous dishonesty
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
scrupulousness - conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
Translations

unscrupulousness

[ʌnˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs] Nfalta f de escrúpulos

unscrupulousness

unscrupulousness

[ʌnˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs] nmancanza di scrupoli
References in classic literature ?
The blunt savagery of Trent, his apparently heartless treatment of his weaker partner, and his avowed unscrupulousness, offended the newcomer much in the same manner as in many ways he himself was obnoxious to Trent.
Of course, Winnie was independent, and need not care for the opinion of people that she would never see and who would never see her; whereas poor Stevie had nothing in the world he could call his own except his mother's heroism and unscrupulousness.
This was the more subtle sanction of Mrs Verloc's mother's heroism and unscrupulousness.
No lower estimate could have vindicated the indefatigable zeal with which she scratched, and her unscrupulousness in digging up the choicest flower or vegetable, for the sake of the fat earthworm at its root.
There is a certain amount of what I would politely call unscrupulousness in all of us.
Strongest in that student community, she had used her power with good-nature enough to win the popularity of a school leader, and occasionally with unscrupulousness enough to secure the privileges of a school bully.
Is it unscrupulousness or just a discrepancy between what this country and its authorities really need?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Protestant anti-Nazism's greatest martyr, likewise blamed German Protestants' reluctance to defy Nazism on a fatal humility before the secular power, such that when the regime gave evil orders, Germans obeyed with "an irresponsible unscrupulousness," scarcely bothering to consult their consciences.
Rather, it is because Aristophanes views Strepsiades's greed, indolence, and unscrupulousness as within the realm of possibility in light of Socrates's presence in Athens.
The Services Academy makes us remember the cause for which Pakistan was created where people would be facilitated with health and education facilities, he said and added it will be an extreme oppression for our nation if rulers are indulged in corruption and unscrupulousness while our rescue departments are not fully equipped with latest facilities and people are being deprived of health, education and other basic facilities and rights.
Further, he said that it will be an extreme oppression for our nation if rulers are indulged in corruption and unscrupulousness while our rescue departments are not fully equipped with latest facilities and people are being deprived of health, education and other basic facilities and rights.
Other explanations included maternal unwillingness to endure a full-term spontaneous delivery and a subsequent demand for a CD (17%) and the unscrupulousness of a given obstetrician and his or her unwillingness to invest time in a full-term labor (17) (see Table 5).