unconscionable

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

Definition of unconscionable

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

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

unconscionability

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unconscionableness

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unconscionably

play \ˌən-ˈkän(t)-sh(ə-)nə-blē\ adverb

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 \ˌən-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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