Definition of unconscionable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkɒnʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/


1Not right or reasonable: the unconscionable conduct of his son
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  • The Trade Practices Act is basically about misleading or deceptive conduct, or unconscionable conduct.
  • The obstacles in the way to achieve such benefits, with cleaner fuels, continue to include a compromised political will coupled with unconscionable corporate conduct.
  • I think it's important that Government has the correct laws in place, and say where unconscionable conduct does occur, that action can be taken.
unscrupulous, unfair, underhand, dishonourable, dishonest, corrupt, depraved
informal shady
1.1Unreasonably excessive: shareholders have had to wait an unconscionable time for the facts to be established
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  • The former MBA students said the tuition increase was ‘unfair, unreasonable and unconscionable,’ and the university failed to consult them.
  • The more radical elements of the gay community place unreasonable and unconscionable demands on essentially private persons who come into public view.
  • It alleged that the transaction was unconscionable, inequitable and unreasonable.
excessive, unwarranted, uncalled for, unreasonable, unfair, inordinate, disproportionate, immoderate, extreme, undue, outrageous, preposterous, monstrous, inexcusable, unnecessary, needless
informal over the top, OTT



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkɒnʃ(ə)nəbli/
Example sentences
  • Members will be picked by the president, and the scope is unconscionably wider than is necessary.
  • Some cases seem to be taking an unconscionably long time and then we realise too late the guard is coming up to retirement and others have cooperated in it.
  • Their latest and most sweeping victory is in the Big Easy - New Orleans, the home of jazz, Mardi Gras, great food… and unconscionably low wages.


Mid 16th century: from un-1 'not' + obsolete conscionable, from conscience (interpreted as a plural) + -able.

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