Unconscionable is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unconscionable, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - lacking a conscience
EXAMPLES - Unconscionable in a Sentence
- A Hagan spokeswoman called the ad "unconscionable" (source)
- What's "unconscionable" is convicting people without a trial! (source)
- The Economist magazine said Mbeki's actions were "unconscionable". (source)
- The word unconscionable could only begin to describe the situation. (source)
- Ian would definitely call her unconscionable, and he very well might be right. (source)
- But the administration official said it would be "unconscionable" to appeal in this case. (source)
- Jerry Brown called it "unconscionable" that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask... (source)
- Republicans in Congress called the idea "unconscionable" and the White House says it's bad management. (source)
- Charlie Crist said Friday that $5 a gallon "can only be described as unconscionable," according to the AP. (source)
- Marine Corps uniform and medals conducted himself in an "unconscionable" manner, a federal prosecutor said. (source)
- The Air Transport Association described the proposal as an "unconscionable" burden on "an industry in crisis." (source)
- Mr. Gross said it was "unconscionable" that a fight over appointees would hinder the release of the information. (source)
- No details on the "unconscionable" practices were spelled out in the AG's press release announcing the settlement. (source)
- The judge called the boss's behavior "unconscionable" and said the agency "failed to exercise any reasonable care." (source)
- Because any party that would allow that kind of unconscionable conduct from a candidate's campaign is beneath contempt. (source)
- A Louisiana judge declared that the actions of O'Keefe and his cohorts were "unconscionable," "nefarious" and "potentially dangerous." (source)
- Bourdain conceded that factory farms and large meat processors had developed "unconscionable" practices which "bordered on the criminal." (source)
- Douglas County Bank Chief Executive Billy Mayhew said it is "unconscionable" that Douglasville withdrew its money before speaking with him. (source)
- Also, a contract is unenforceable when the terms are unconscionable - in other words, when the contract is patently unfair to one of the parties. (source)
- Jerry Brown called it "unconscionable" that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask voters to extend tax hikes to balance the budget. (source)
- An agreement runs the risk of being found "unconscionable" if it stipulates in advance that a lesser-earning spouse waives spousal support or alimony. (source)
- United States has established at Guantanamo Bay, has described the detention of one prisoner, a hospital administrator from Sudan, as "unconscionable". (source)
- Courts have declared such terms "unconscionable," but the typical remedy, lawyers say, is to strike the offending provision and then allow the arbitration to proceed. (source)
- What they did to him in 1991 and have perpetuated ever since solely because a black conservative must be destroyed is a good example of where the term unconscionable applies. (source)
- "Despite this fact, there are confirmed reports of gas stations charging more than five dollars a gallon, which can only be described as unconscionable," he said in a statement. (source)
- Philip Porter, an economist at the University of South Florida, said Lee County's decision to bankroll a new spring-training site is "unconscionable" amid the current uncertainty. (source)
- Given the country's level of economic development and the public health crisis it was "unconscionable" that South Africa should pay similar prices for medicines as the United States. (source)
- A grand jury cleared Pleasantville, N.Y., police Officer Aaron Hess of wrongdoing in Henry's death, but his parents are suing Hess for what they call an "unconscionable use of force." (source)
- Council Member Annabel Palma, a Bronx Democrat, said it's "unconscionable" that the city has not engaged in more protective measures and safeguards to prevent "fraud and illegal pay-offs." (source)
- In this instance, Antonio Jackson filed suit claiming racial discrimination when he was fired by Rent-a-Center, West, and he argued the employment contract was "unconscionable" and therefore invalid. (source)
- March 24 Bloomberg -- Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey doctors over medical bills it calls "unconscionable," including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically costs $74. (source)
- Mr. Icahn went on the attack, criticizing "unconscionable" pay packages and finding "fault" with management, including the "grave error" of not pursuing Hollywood, even saying Blockbuster should put itself up for sale. (source)
- But I think to hide behind the rights of sports people to justify the kind of unconscionable behavior that takes place every single day on the streets of this country is an unforgivable abuse of our common right to be hunters. (source)
- He called the Republican Party's strategy to try to block a public vote on his plans "unconscionable," noting the irony of Republican efforts to block democracy as pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and Tunisia fire the world's imagination. (source)
- Perhaps Bernanke's statement that it is "unconscionable" that we would let a handful of giant banks hold the world's economy hostage reflects a not-so-subtle shift of thinking that also seems to be reflected in some of the President's statements. (source)
- KING: But five years ago, Gonzalez said Owen and two others on the court wanted to go beyond the state legislature and create hurdles for minors seeking to bypass parental notification, something Gonzalez characterized as unconscionable judicial activism. (source)
- "[W] e cannot commit to raising [educational] standards in one breath and turn around and issue layoff notices to thousands of teachers in the next," columnist David Broder wrote yesterday, terming it "unconscionable" for Congress to fail to help states avert these layoffs. (source)
- US District Judge Reggie B. Walton told the US Sentencing Commission that federal laws requiring dramatically longer sentences for crack cocaine than for cocaine powder were 'unconscionable' and contributed to the perception within minority communities that courts are unfair. (source)
- The UMW also rebuked federal regulators-- and, to a lesser extent, their state counterparts -- for what it called an "unconscionable" failure to use all the tools they had to shut down the long-troubled mine and prevent the nation's deadliest coal mine explosion in four decades. (source)
- As South Korean President Lee Myung-bak continued his state visit to the United States on Friday a group of nongovernmental organizations NGOs wants the Obama administration to explain what they call unconscionable delays in deciding whether to resume U.S. food assistance to North Korea. (source)
- An understandably outraged Murray responded to the Utah Republican Governor, who had called his behavior "unconscionable" and demanded inspections of all of Murray's mines, by sending the Governor a "personal and confidential" letter threatening to cut Utah mine jobs if the governor continued to treat him like his "whipping boy." (source)
- Over 450,000 people have signed a rapidly-growing petition against the sell-off, action groups are spontaneously springing up all over the country to defend local woods, and two weeks ago 100 leading figures - including Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees, actress Judi Dench and the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to this newspaper to call the plans "unconscionable" - and "ill-conceived". (source)
- It is indeed "unconscionable" - a word our more elevated citizens love to fling over the ramparts of reasoned debate in our fair city-that the council should fail to submit to the hysterical self-interest of the privileged residents who inhabit our hillsides, and once again pander to a few special interests-everyone but them-who wish to make our downtown a place that people actually want to hang out in. (source)
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The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 35.0, which suggests that "unconscionable" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 27 synonyms for unconscionable.
amoral, barbarous, conscienceless, criminal, dishonest, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, inordinate, knavish, outrageous, preposterous, sneaky, too much, uncivilized, undue, unethical, unfair, ungodly, unholy, unjust, unprincipled, unreasonable, unscrupulous, wanton, wicked
We have 16 antonyms for unconscionable.
civilized, cultured, decent, fair, good, honest, just, kind, moral, nice, principled, reasonable, refined, sensible, sophisticated, unprejudiced
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unconscionable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous: unconscionable behavior.
- (adjective) Beyond prudence or reason; excessive: unconscionable spending.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not conscionable; unscrupulous and lacking principles or conscience.
- (adjective) Excessive, imprudent or unreasonable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Not conscionable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; not conforming to reason; unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant
- (adjective) Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience; that cannot be done in good conscience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Not conscionable; unreasonable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; inordinate; enormous: as, an unconscionable demand.
- (None) Not guided or influenced by conscience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) lacking a conscience
- (adjective) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation