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unconscionable

[uhn-kon-shuh-nuh-buh l] /ʌnˈkɒn ʃə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.
2.
not in accordance with what is just or reasonable:
unconscionable behavior.
3.
excessive; extortionate:
an unconscionable profit.
Origin of unconscionable
1555-1565
1555-65; un-1 + conscionable
Related forms
unconscionability, noun
unconscionably, adverb
Synonyms
3. extreme, immoderate, unwarranted, inordinate.
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  • But I could not permit Lady Mickleham to laugh at me in the unconscionable manner in which she proceeded to laugh.

    Dolly Dialogues Anthony Hope
  • Feasts in Fairyland occupy an unconscionable length of time.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • It had not, however, rendered the society of these unconscionable and cold female creatures distasteful to him.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • He would have pitilessly repressed my unconscionable volubility.

    Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
  • On one occasion a dun, having sent in his name and waited an unconscionable time, knocked again.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for unconscionable

unconscionable

/ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl/
adjective
1.
unscrupulous or unprincipled: an unconscionable liar
2.
immoderate or excessive: unconscionable demands
Derived Forms
unconscionableness, noun
unconscionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unconscionable
adj.

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

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