unscrupulous
[ uhn-skroo-pyuh-luhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
1803 from un- "not" + scrupulous
Synonyms
  • corrupt
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • deceitful
  • dishonest
  • illegal
  • petty
  • ruthless
  • selfish
  • shady
  • shameless
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • venal
Antonyms
  • decent
  • ethical
  • fair
  • frank
  • good
  • honest
  • honorable
  • kind
  • lawful
  • moral
  • principles
  • right
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
Definition
having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair
Example
A) The unscrupulous shop owner claimed the collection box was for charity when he actually kept the money for himself. B) The opposing politician ran on his values against the unscrupulous incumbent.
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