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Having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
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, venalcrooked, shady, shifty, slipperydodgydastardlyView synonyms
- ‘It's not much of a gift, especially if some unscrupulous person was able to exploit it for their own wicked advantage.’
- ‘The situation has not been helped by unscrupulous landlords renting out property to anybody no matter what their history.’
- ‘Mrs Strong said that unscrupulous landlords in the area were attracting unruly tenants.’
- ‘There are lots of grey areas in this industry which many unscrupulous traders love to exploit.’
- ‘I have taken great umbrage at the portrayal of scientists as unscrupulous and unethical.’
- ‘He began copying because he was sick of paying money for inferior material to unscrupulous dealers and considered it his hobby.’
- ‘The commission system is open to abuse by unscrupulous advisers who recommend unsuitable plans because they pay more.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Very often these unscrupulous people will just dump the rubbish.’
- ‘He is ruthless, ambitious, unscrupulous, a threat to the region and a tyrant to his people but that does not make him a terrorist.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As a result, many people lost money, some no doubt cheated by unscrupulous speculators.’
- ‘People don't like some of the tactics adopted by some unscrupulous evangelists to get people to convert.’
- ‘Thus, some unscrupulous types are getting rich off kids' unfulfillable dreams.’
- ‘As I stated above proper claims are welcomed as they stop unscrupulous people and employers from exploiting people.’
- ‘These unscrupulous rulers violated every principle of Islam to survive in power.’
- ‘It is also true there are unscrupulous persons who would exploit the image and story of Mandela.’
- ‘Polley said the move would stop unscrupulous business owners from selling imported beef as Scots-produced.’
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