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[ US /ənsˈkɹupjəɫəs/ ]
[ UK /ʌnskɹˈuːpjʊləs/ ]
  1. without scruples or principles
    unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power
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How To Use unscrupulous In A Sentence

  • If to "get 'borked' was 'to be unscrupulously torpedoed by an opponent ... to get' miered '[i] s to be' unscrupulously torpedoed by an ally. ' Revolution
  • The practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion rejected by the minds and hearts of men.
  • In December, experts warned that many retirees who do look to take their business elsewhere are being ripped off by unscrupulous brokers. Times, Sunday Times
  • Campaigners for tenants' rights say that the number of unscrupulous letting agents exploiting tenants and landlords with underhand tactics has risen dramatically over the past two years. Times, Sunday Times
  • A firm nexus has been established between amoral politicians, ambitious bureaucrats, unscrupulous businessmen and hardened criminals.
  • Many pieces of priceless ivories, sculptures and gold coins were also sold to unscrupulous foreign dealers.
  • It was a “Faustian bargain,” wrote one journalist, a “fiendishly complicated scheme,” in which the young liberal ministers sold their souls to a cabal of unscrupulous tycoons. The Return
  • So Parliament offers no forum for considered debate and no brake on the unbridled ambition of an unscrupulous Prime Minister.
  • Being cruel, guileful and unscrupulous, the terrorist committed all manners of crimes including murder and arson.
  • Either solution fails if I'm unscrupulous, and willing to take personal risk by gaming the system.
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