American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Devoid of scruples; oblivious to or contemptuous of what is right or honorable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not scrupulous; having no scruples; regardless of principle; unprincipled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not scrupulous; unprincipled.
- adj. without scruples or principles
- un- + scrupulous (Wiktionary)
“Sadly, there is an industry of what we call unscrupulous agents operating around the world who sell advice on how to take advantage of Canada to break our laws, Kenny said.”
“They also blame what they call unscrupulous public adjusters, who earn commissions helping consumers obtain insurance payments, saying they have aggressively filed sinkhole claims in the absence of a major hurricane since 2005 to provide business.”
“I may be what they call unscrupulous when I'm surprised.”
“And, Obama got elected because of eight years of narrow minded and self-serving policies of the previous administration which allowed these banks to do business as usual as they buried themselves in unscrupulous fiscal practices.”
“And it might restrain unscrupulous U.S. employers, who have taken the opportunity to drive down costs by hiring people who can't risk reporting substandard working conditions or forming a union.”
“That results in unscrupulous sellers with excellent feedback ratings and in perpetuating their ability to rip-off additional people.”
“Over time, however, users lose trust in unscrupulous systems.”
“The question at issue seems to be; how to deprive the Rajah of this great power – an unscrupulous instrument in unscrupulous hands – how to free the debtors from their bondage, the women from lives of forced prostitution, the unoffending population from the robberies and murderous freaks of Rajahs and their bondsmen.”
“Algiers Consul General as “known to this office by repute as unscrupulous, is stated to be a 100 percent pro-German”) 18”
“That line of conduct cannot be called unscrupulous; because such a comprehensive organization for war purposes must not be judged from the heroic point of view but from that of expediency.”
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