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ʌnˈskru pyə ləsun·scrupu·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unscrupulousadjective

    without scruples or principles

    "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"


  1. unscrupulousadjective

    Without scruples, immoral

  2. unscrupulousadjective

    Contemptuous of what is right or honorable


  1. unscrupulous

    Unscrupulous refers to someone who is dishonest or immoral, not constrained by ethical or moral principles. It describes a person who is ready to act dishonestly for personal gain, often without regard for the rights or feelings of others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unscrupulousadjective

    not scrupulous; unprincipled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unscrupulous

    un-skrōō′pū-lus, adj. not scrupulous, unprincipled.—adv. Unscru′pūlously.—n. Unscru′pūlousness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unscrupulous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unscrupulous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unscrupulous in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Mayhew:

    Whether we like it or not, our market is complicit in the trade in ivory, the big concern that we have at the moment is that there is evidence that unscrupulous traders and dealers are using the 1947 rule to disguise more modern ivory as being pre-1947, when it's not.

  2. Melissa Fleming:

    Every week we learn of more deaths and drownings on the Mediterranean route because the boats people are packed on are unseaworthy or overcrowded. Now we are hearing of cases of mass deaths along the land journey. This terrible tragedy shows the unscrupulous business of smugglers who have no regard for human life is extending across the continent.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    Failure to pass this bill would be a tremendous win for the unscrupulous hedge funds that have held this bill up for six months demanding to be first in line over the needs of the people of Puerto Rico, unless Congress acts, our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico will be plunged into deep economic turmoil in just three days’ time.

  4. Jeremy Corbyn:

    Let's not turn this into blaming people who travel, work and migrate around Europe, let's instead ensure governments respond to the needs of all communities and that unscrupulous employers that are grossly exploiting migrant workers and trying to limit their rights need to be dealt with.

  5. Steffen Seibert:

    The Federal Chancellor condemns the abominable act, which once again shows how unscrupulous and inhumane these terrorists are. We all must stand together and fight against them.

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