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unconscionable

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Definition of unconscionable

Pronunciation

  • (Australia) IPA: /ənˈk"n.ʃən.ə.bəl/

Adjective

unconscionable (comparative more unconscionable, superlative most unconscionable)

  1. Not conscionable; unscrupulous and lacking principles or conscience.

    * 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, p364)
    When Roger assured him that prospects "looked very good" for a retrial, even a reversal of the verdict, since Roger had discovered "unconscionable errors" in the trial, Jackson grunted in bemusement and smiled with half his mouth.

  2. Excessive, imprudent or unreasonable.

    The effective rate of interest was unconscionable, but not legally usurious.

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