Definition of unscrupulous in English:

unscrupulous

adjective

  • Having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.

    ‘unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants’
    • ‘As a result, many people lost money, some no doubt cheated by unscrupulous speculators.’
    • ‘Religions come into disrepute when manipulated by unscrupulous politicians.’
    • ‘As I stated above proper claims are welcomed as they stop unscrupulous people and employers from exploiting people.’
    • ‘Polley said the move would stop unscrupulous business owners from selling imported beef as Scots-produced.’
    • ‘Very often these unscrupulous people will just dump the rubbish.’
    • ‘The small transport boats sink, or unscrupulous captains force their passengers into the sea.’
    • ‘The heyday of the unscrupulous mercenary type dawned when the colonial powers pulled out of Africa leaving chaos behind.’
    • ‘The commission system is open to abuse by unscrupulous advisers who recommend unsuitable plans because they pay more.’
    • ‘If this waste material had a simple, cheap dye put in it the indelible stain would prevent it ever being sold on by unscrupulous dealers.’
    • ‘The situation has not been helped by unscrupulous landlords renting out property to anybody no matter what their history.’
    • ‘It's not much of a gift, especially if some unscrupulous person was able to exploit it for their own wicked advantage.’
    • ‘There are lots of grey areas in this industry which many unscrupulous traders love to exploit.’
    • ‘It is also true there are unscrupulous persons who would exploit the image and story of Mandela.’
    • ‘He began copying because he was sick of paying money for inferior material to unscrupulous dealers and considered it his hobby.’
    • ‘These unscrupulous rulers violated every principle of Islam to survive in power.’
    • ‘People don't like some of the tactics adopted by some unscrupulous evangelists to get people to convert.’
    • ‘I have taken great umbrage at the portrayal of scientists as unscrupulous and unethical.’
    • ‘Thus, some unscrupulous types are getting rich off kids' unfulfillable dreams.’
    • ‘Mrs Strong said that unscrupulous landlords in the area were attracting unruly tenants.’
    • ‘He is ruthless, ambitious, unscrupulous, a threat to the region and a tyrant to his people but that does not make him a terrorist.’
    unprincipled, unethical, immoral, amoral, conscienceless, untrustworthy, shameless, reprobate, exploitative, corrupt, corrupted, dishonest, fraudulent, cheating, dishonourable, deceitful, devious, underhand, guileful, cunning, furtive, sly, wrongdoing, unsavoury, disreputable, improper, bad, evil, wicked, villainous, roguish, sinful, ignoble, degenerate, venal
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Pronunciation

unscrupulous

/ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs/