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- n. the state of being unscrupulous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unscrupulous; want of scrupulousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of unscrupulous dishonesty
No. There is a certain amount of what I would politely call unscrupulousness in all of us.
Among the friends to whom I have read this play in manuscript are some of our own sex who are shocked at the "unscrupulousness," meaning the total disregard of masculine fastidiousness, with which the woman pursues her purpose.
The pregnant fact was noted early by the teachers, that the immigrant boy easily outstrips in interest for his adopted home the native, who perchance turns up his nose at him, and later very likely complains of the "unscrupulousness" of the Jew, who forged ahead of him in business as well.
Trollope returned to England from Australia in 1872 and, disgusted by the unscrupulousness and greed he found one of whose features was easily secured mortgages, he wrote a satire attacking the shady financiers and those who kowtowed to them.
Cameron needs to accept Brown's unscrupulousness & a media that still appears to be in thrall to the man.
There remains something Dickensian, in the best sense, about Jones's imagination: lost children, a diverse cast, unscrupulousness on the part of rich and poor alike.
Not that anyone is out there branding those moving through the revolving door, as Orszag is, with the scarlet letters of unscrupulous behavior -- the point is that the revolving door itself bespeaks an unscrupulousness that simply goes unnoticed.
Journalism is a long way from the callous unscrupulousness that Hecht and MacArthur romanticized — even some contemporary reporters found The Front Page to be defamatory caricature — but objective doesn't have to mean cautious and boring.
Worn by the years of exile, the acid sharpness of factions within the Party, the unscrupulousness with which they were fought out; worn out by the endless defeats, and the demoralization of the final victory?
Then he declared that No. 1 was no accidental phenomenon, but the embodiment of a certain human characteristic -- namely, of an absolute belief in the infallibility of one's own conviction, from which he drew the strength for his complete unscrupulousness.
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