unconscionable

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adjective un·con·scio·na·ble \-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl\

Definition of unconscionable

  1. 1 :  not guided or controlled by conscience :  unscrupulous <an unconscionable villain>

  2. 2 a :  excessive, unreasonable <found an unconscionable number of defects in the car> b :  shockingly unfair or unjust <unconscionable sales practices>

unconscionability

play \ˌən-ˌkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

unconscionableness

play \ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl-nəs\ noun

unconscionably

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Examples of unconscionable in a sentence

  1. They have had to endure unconscionable delays.

  2. <an unconscionable number of errors for an important government report>

Did You Know?

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.

1565

First Known Use of unconscionable

1565


UNCONSCIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unconscionable

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adjective un·con·scio·na·ble \-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl\

Definition of unconscionable for English Language Learners

  • : extremely bad, unfair, or wrong

  • : going far beyond what is usual or proper


Law Dictionary

unconscionable

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adjective un·con·scio·na·ble \ˌən-ˈkän-chə-nə-bəl\

Legal Definition of unconscionable

  1. :  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

unconscionably

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