con·​scio·​na·​ble ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce conscionable (audio)

Examples of conscionable in a Sentence

rejecting the title of hero, he insisted that any conscionable person would have done the same thing
Recent Examples on the Web Banning Trump was the only conscionable response to January 6 – and de-platforming is proven to quash provocateurs. Holly Thomas, CNN, 12 May 2022 Of course, this was exactly why the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was created fifteen years ago: to make the American fashion community more caring, more creative, more conscionable. Sally Singer, Vogue, 16 Oct. 2018 With the issue of guns and your stock portfolio (or just your 401(k) for that matter), the question is a conscionable one, but there's not a simple fix for most investors., 20 Mar. 2018

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Word History


irregular from conscience

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conscionable was in 1549

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“Conscionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


con·​scio·​na·​ble ˈkän-chə-nə-bəl How to pronounce conscionable (audio)
: guided by conscience : characterized by fairness and justice compare unconscionable
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