Definition of unscrupulous in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is also true there are unscrupulous persons who would exploit the image and story of Mandela.’
    • ‘Thus, some unscrupulous types are getting rich off kids' unfulfillable dreams.’
    • ‘These unscrupulous rulers violated every principle of Islam to survive in power.’
    • ‘I have taken great umbrage at the portrayal of scientists as unscrupulous and unethical.’
    • ‘Polley said the move would stop unscrupulous business owners from selling imported beef as Scots-produced.’
    • ‘The small transport boats sink, or unscrupulous captains force their passengers into the sea.’
    • ‘There are lots of grey areas in this industry which many unscrupulous traders love to exploit.’
    • ‘The heyday of the unscrupulous mercenary type dawned when the colonial powers pulled out of Africa leaving chaos behind.’
    • ‘Very often these unscrupulous people will just dump the rubbish.’
    • ‘The commission system is open to abuse by unscrupulous advisers who recommend unsuitable plans because they pay more.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a result, many people lost money, some no doubt cheated by unscrupulous speculators.’
    • ‘As I stated above proper claims are welcomed as they stop unscrupulous people and employers from exploiting people.’
    • ‘Mrs Strong said that unscrupulous landlords in the area were attracting unruly tenants.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He began copying because he was sick of paying money for inferior material to unscrupulous dealers and considered it his hobby.’
    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
    crooked, shady, shifty, slippery
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