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unscrupulous

[uhn-skroo-pyuh-luh s] /ʌnˈskru pyə ləs/
adjective
1.
not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; un-1 + scrupulous
Related forms
unscrupulously, adverb
unscrupulousness, unscrupulosity
[uhn-skroo-pyuh-los-i-tee] /ʌnˌskru pyəˈlɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
Synonyms
Unscrupulous, unprincipled refer to lack of moral standards or conscience to guide one's conduct. The unscrupulous person is without scruples of conscience, and disregards, or has contempt for, laws of right or justice with which he or she is perfectly well acquainted, and which should restrain his or her actions: unscrupulous in methods of making money, in taking advantage of the unfortunate. The unprincipled person is without moral principles or ethical standards in his or her conduct or actions: an unprincipled rogue; unprincipled conduct.
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British Dictionary definitions for unscrupulously

unscrupulous

/ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs/
adjective
1.
without scruples; unprincipled
Derived Forms
unscrupulously, adverb
unscrupulousness, unscrupulosity (ʌnˌskruːpjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for unscrupulously

unscrupulous

adj.

1803, from un- (1) "not" + scrupulous.

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