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Meaning of UNCONSCIONABLE

Pronunciation:  un'kânshunubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
  2. [adj]  lacking a conscience; "a conscienceless villain"; "brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless"; "an unconscionable liar"
 

UNCONSCIONABLE is a 14 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: conscienceless, exorbitant, extortionate, immoderate, outrageous, steep, unconscientious, usurious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*con"scion*a*ble\, a.
1. Not conscionable; not conforming to reason; unreasonable;
   exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or
   expectation; inordinate; as, an unconscionable person or
   demand; unconscionable size.

         Which use of reason, most reasonless and
         unconscionable, is the utmost that any tyrant ever
         pretended.                            --Milton.

         His giantship is gone somewhat crestfallen, Stalking
         with less unconscionable strides.     --Milton.

2. Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience. [Obs.]

         Ungenerous as well as unconscionable practices.
                                               --South.
   -- {Un*con"scion*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Un*con"scion*a*bly},
   adv.

 

 

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