from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous: unconscionable behavior.
- adj. Beyond prudence or reason; excessive: unconscionable spending.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not conscionable; unscrupulous and lacking principles or conscience.
- adj. Excessive, imprudent or unreasonable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not conscionable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; not conforming to reason; unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant
- adj. Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience; that cannot be done in good conscience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not conscionable; unreasonable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; inordinate; enormous: as, an unconscionable demand.
- Not guided or influenced by conscience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking a conscience
- adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
What they did to him in 1991 and have perpetuated ever since solely because a black conservative must be destroyed is a good example of where the term unconscionable applies.
The UMW also rebuked federal regulators-- and, to a lesser extent, their state counterparts -- for what it called an "unconscionable" failure to use all the tools they had to shut down the long-troubled mine and prevent the nation's deadliest coal mine explosion in four decades.
As South Korean President Lee Myung-bak continued his state visit to the United States on Friday a group of nongovernmental organizations NGOs wants the Obama administration to explain what they call unconscionable delays in deciding whether to resume U.S. food assistance to North Korea.
A grand jury cleared Pleasantville, N.Y., police Officer Aaron Hess of wrongdoing in Henry's death, but his parents are suing Hess for what they call an "unconscionable use of force."
What's "unconscionable" is convicting people without a trial!
The word unconscionable could only begin to describe the situation.
March 24 Bloomberg -- Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey doctors over medical bills it calls "unconscionable," including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically costs $74.
Over 450,000 people have signed a rapidly-growing petition against the sell-off, action groups are spontaneously springing up all over the country to defend local woods, and two weeks ago 100 leading figures - including Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees, actress Judi Dench and the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to this newspaper to call the plans "unconscionable" - and "ill-conceived".
It is indeed "unconscionable" - a word our more elevated citizens love to fling over the ramparts of reasoned debate in our fair city-that the council should fail to submit to the hysterical self-interest of the privileged residents who inhabit our hillsides, and once again pander to a few special interests-everyone but them-who wish to make our downtown a place that people actually want to hang out in.
And almost all gay rights progress has been made by specifically not challenging people’s opinions about gay people, but by appealing to a ‘okay, hate the sin, don’t take it out on the sinner in unconscionable ways’ approach or a strictly practical approach.
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