What does unscrupulous mean?

Definitions for unscrupulousʌnˈskru pyə ləs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unscrupulous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unscrupulous(adj)

    without scruples or principles

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


  1. unscrupulous(Adjective)

    Without scruples, immoral

  2. unscrupulous(Adjective)

    Contemptuous of what is right or honorable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unscrupulous(adj)

    not scrupulous; unprincipled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unscrupulous

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Samuel Smiles:

    It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest; better to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.

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