unscrupulous

adjective un·scru·pu·lous \ ˌən-ˈskrü-pyə-ləs \

Definition of unscrupulous

:not scrupulous :unprincipled

unscrupulously

adverb

unscrupulousness

noun

Examples of unscrupulous in a Sentence

  1. an unscrupulous businessman manipulated them into selling their land for practically nothing

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First Known Use of unscrupulous

1803


UNSCRUPULOUS Defined for English Language Learners

unscrupulous

adjective

Definition of unscrupulous for English Language Learners

  • : not honest or fair : doing things that are wrong, dishonest, or illegal


UNSCRUPULOUS Defined for Kids

unscrupulous

adjective un·scru·pu·lous \ ˌən-ˈskrü-pyə-ləs \

Definition of unscrupulous for Students

:not having or showing regard for what is right and proper
  • an unscrupulous salesman

unscrupulously

adverb


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