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unconscionable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unconscionable greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation "exorbitant rent","extortionate prices","spends an outrageous amount on entertainment","usurious interest rate","unconscionable spending"
    • adj unconscionable lacking a conscience "a conscienceless villain","brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless","an unconscionable liar"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unconscionable Not conscionable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; not conforming to reason; unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant; as, an unconscionable person or demand; unconscionable size. "Which use of reason, most reasonless and unconscionable, is the utmost that any tyrant ever pretended.""His giantship is gone somewhat crestfallen,
      Stalking with less unconscionable strides."
    • Unconscionable Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience; that cannot be done in good conscience; as, unconscionable profits. "Ungenerous as well as unconscionable practices."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unconscionable Not conscionable; unreasonable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; inordinate; enormous: as, an unconscionable demand.
    • unconscionable Not guided or influenced by conscience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unconscionable un-kon′shun-a-bl not conformable to conscience: unreasonable: inordinate
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Quotations

  • Charles II
    Charles II
    “He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.”

Usage

In literature:

What an unconscionable bungler the fellow was!
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Child get unconscion that minute.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Think, my lord governor, what a shameless and unconscionable fellow he is!
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Faith Cousin, 'twas unconscionably done, To lye so still, and so long.
"The Little French Lawyer" by Francis Beaumont
It soon became unconscionably stuffy, as there was only one entrance.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
If some men, after their comet has called for them, are 'an unconscionable time in dying,' as Charles II.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
It seemed to him that Alec paused an unconscionable time before he answered.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
The unconscionable impudence of the bare suggestion fetched a gasp from both men.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Greedy, unconscionable young man!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Sir Henry was as hard, as satisfied, and as unconscionable as a successful company-promoter.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Remotely distant it seemed though, and unconscionably slow in drawing nearer.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
I have been unconscionably long a-dying.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
There, in the center of all, stood the villainous old pine, clothed in all its atmosphere of unconscionable evil.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
It seemed an unconscionable time since he was last here.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
A clergyman thought his people were making rather an unconscionable objection to his using a manuscript in delivering a sermon.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
I discovered an unconscionable amount of local color.
"The Galaxy" by Various
It were an error to claim that these measures are resorted to only by heedless, unconscionable women.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
And yet, vile wretch that I am, I am sometimes so unconscionable as to be unhappy with them all.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2" by Alexander Leighton
There we had to wait the most unconscionable time for dinner.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I made my way back, and was not a little disgusted to find my chair occupied by the unconscionable Chevenix.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

The parish Priest far better sped;
Attentive both to what he said.
From conscience their small tithes they paid,
Although unconscionably laid.
"Happiness" by William Hutton

In news:

His unconscionable murder was a senseless and tragic act of violence against a physician member of our organization.
The idea of allowing our nation to default on its debt for the first time in history is unconscionable.
Sadly this is unconscionable for the CMO: a scary, inherently unstable, but essential role with a "22-month" life expectancy.
Mitt Romney's unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy.
Todd Akin media coverage ' unconscionable '.
Convicted felon as jail doctor " unconscionable, " residents say.
Clinton Condemns ' Unconscionable ' Acts.
It would be unconscionable for the Supreme Court to take healthcare gains away from the American people.
Striking Down the Affordable Care Act Would Be Unconscionable .
Nothing short of unconscionable .
Jefferson County exposed to ' unconscionable degree' of risk in bond deals, lawsuit against firms, Langford claims.
The Republicans' behavior has become unconscionable as they divide and separate the nation and put party before the well-being of the America.
Minnesota is grappling with severe unemployment and an unconscionable budget deficit.
"Syria cannot be peaceful, stable or certainly democratic until Assad goes," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday, calling the latest near massacre "unconscionable".
It's been a week, and the unconscionable way Patriot fans treated Adam Vinatieri remains unfathomable.
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