Definition of unconscionable
unconscionabilityplay \ˌən-ˌkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
unconscionablenessplay \ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl-nəs\ noun
unconscionablyplay \ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-blē\ adverb
Examples of unconscionable in a sentence
They have had to endure unconscionable delays.
<an unconscionable number of errors for an important government report>
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Something that can't be done in good conscience is unconscionable, and such acts can range from betraying a confidence to mass murder. For a five-syllable word, unconscionable is actually quite common. This is partly because it isn't always used very seriously; so, for example, a critic is free to call a fat new book "an unconscionable waste of trees". In law, an unconscionable contract is one that, even though it was signed by both parties, is so ridiculous that a judge will just throw it out.
First Known Use of unconscionable
UNCONSCIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unconscionable for English Language Learners
: extremely bad, unfair, or wrong
: going far beyond what is usual or proper
Legal Definition of unconscionable
: unreasonably unfair to one party, marked by oppression, or otherwise unacceptably offensive to public policy <an unconscionable clause> <finds the contract…to have been unconscionable at the time it was made — Uniform Commercial Code> — compare conscionable
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