unscrupulous

adj.
VERBS
be, seem
become
ADVERB
completely, quite, thoroughly (esp. BrE)

In his desire for power, he has become completely unscrupulous.

pretty (esp. BrE)
Unscrupulous is used with these nouns: ↑dealer, ↑employer, ↑landlord

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  • unscrupulous — un‧scru‧pu‧lous [ʌnˈskruːpjləs] adjective behaving in an unfair or dishonest way: • Workers unity is the only force which protects working people against exploitation by unscrupulous employers. unscrupulously adverb * * * unscrupulous UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Unscrupulous — Un*scru pu*lous, a. Not scrupulous; unprincipled. {Un*scru pu*lous*ly}, adv. {Un*scru pu*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unscrupulous — I adjective base, conscienceless, corrupt, crooked, deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, disingenuous, faithless, false, fraudulent, immoral, inequitable, iniquitous, lawless, perfidious, profligate, questionable, roguish, ruthless, shifty, sly,… …   Law dictionary

  • unscrupulous — (adj.) 1803, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SCRUPULOUS (Cf. scrupulous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unscrupulous — [adj] immoral arrant, base, casuistic, conscienceless, corrupt, crafty, crooked, deceitful, degraded, degrading, disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, exploitative, illegal, improper, low down*, mercenary, perfidious, petty, questionable,… …   New thesaurus

  • unscrupulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without moral scruples. DERIVATIVES unscrupulously adverb unscrupulousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unscrupulous — [unskro͞o′pyə ləs] adj. not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled unscrupulously adv. unscrupulousness n …   English World dictionary

  • unscrupulous — adj. 1) unscrupulous in (unscrupulous in his business dealings) 2) unscrupulous to + inf. (it was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold evidence) * * * [ʌn skruːpjʊləs] unscrupulous to + inf. (it was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unscrupulous — un•scru•pu•lous [[t]ʌnˈskru pyə ləs[/t]] adj. not scrupulous; not restrained by scruples; unprincipled: unscrupulous business dealings[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805 un•scru′pu•lous•ly, adv. un•scru′pu•lous•ness, ˈlɒs ɪ ti n. syn: unscrupulous,… …   From formal English to slang

  • unscrupulous — unscrupulously, adv. unscrupulousness, unscrupulosity /un skrooh pyeuh los i tee/, n. /un skrooh pyeuh leuhs/, adj. not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled. [1795 1805; UN 1 + SCRUPULOUS] Syn. UNSCRUPULOUS,… …   Universalium

  • unscrupulous — [[t]ʌnskru͟ːpjʊləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person as unscrupulous, you are critical of the fact that they are prepared to act in a dishonest or immoral way in order to get what they want. These kids are being exploited by… …   English dictionary

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