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Having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.‘unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants’
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, venalView synonyms
- ‘The commission system is open to abuse by unscrupulous advisers who recommend unsuitable plans because they pay more.’
- ‘Mrs Strong said that unscrupulous landlords in the area were attracting unruly tenants.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As I stated above proper claims are welcomed as they stop unscrupulous people and employers from exploiting people.’
- ‘People don't like some of the tactics adopted by some unscrupulous evangelists to get people to convert.’
- ‘He is ruthless, ambitious, unscrupulous, a threat to the region and a tyrant to his people but that does not make him a terrorist.’
- ‘Thus, some unscrupulous types are getting rich off kids' unfulfillable dreams.’
- ‘It is also true there are unscrupulous persons who would exploit the image and story of Mandela.’
- ‘These unscrupulous rulers violated every principle of Islam to survive in power.’
- ‘He began copying because he was sick of paying money for inferior material to unscrupulous dealers and considered it his hobby.’
- ‘The situation has not been helped by unscrupulous landlords renting out property to anybody no matter what their history.’
- ‘Polley said the move would stop unscrupulous business owners from selling imported beef as Scots-produced.’
- ‘Religions come into disrepute when manipulated by unscrupulous politicians.’
- ‘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 heyday of the unscrupulous mercenary type dawned when the colonial powers pulled out of Africa leaving chaos behind.’
- ‘As a result, many people lost money, some no doubt cheated by unscrupulous speculators.’
- ‘I have taken great umbrage at the portrayal of scientists as unscrupulous and unethical.’
- ‘Very often these unscrupulous people will just dump the rubbish.’
- ‘The small transport boats sink, or unscrupulous captains force their passengers into the sea.’
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