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synonyms for unscrupulous

  • corrupt
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • deceitful
  • dishonest
  • illegal
  • petty
  • ruthless
  • selfish
  • shady
  • shameless
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • venal
  • arrant
  • base
  • casuistic
  • conscienceless
  • degraded
  • degrading
  • disgraceful
  • dishonorable
  • exploitative
  • improper
  • low-down
  • mercenary
  • perfidious
  • questionable
  • recreant
  • scandalous
  • scheming
  • self-seeking
  • shifty
  • sinister
  • slippery
  • sly
  • two-faced
  • unconscientious
  • unconscionable
  • underhand
  • unfair
  • unprincipled
  • unworthy
  • wicked
  • wrongful
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antonyms for unscrupulous

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  • aboveboard
  • decent
  • ethical
  • fair
  • frank
  • good
  • honest
  • honorable
  • kind
  • lawful
  • moral
  • open
  • principled
  • right
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • upright
  • scrupulous
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How to use unscrupulous in a sentence

In her 2018 book, “Manufactured Insecurity,” Sullivan investigates the vulnerabilities and emotional stress that mobile home residents face in parks operated by unscrupulous or greedy managers.
EXTREME HEAT IS KILLING PEOPLE IN ARIZONA’S MOBILE HOMESKAREN PETERSONJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The section of the law at issue was amended in 1973 to allow the FTC to seek a court-ordered “permanent injunction” against unscrupulous practices.
SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUS THAT FTC LACKED AUTHORITY TO RECOVER BILLIONS FOR CONSUMERSROBERT BARNES, RACHEL LERMANAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He thought so, at least, as he laughed and agreed with her, saying Tony was an unscrupulous rascal at the best of times.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In London some years before, she had been the pupil of a learned minister, who had become an infidel, and also unscrupulous.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He usually wore his pale-grey felt hat at a slight angle, and had the air of the easy-going adventurer, debonair and unscrupulous.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
He may be a friend of yours—he may be a dear friend—but in your heart you know that he is both unscrupulous and selfish.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Gibbon fancies he was at one time an unscrupulous bacon dealer, and that he finally did considerable business in religious gammon.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
It must be confessed that Nash is chiefly famous as a caustic pamphleteer and an unscrupulous satirist.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
You have imprudently placed yourself in the hands of an unscrupulous young man.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Mrs. Errington did not approve of her daughter-in-law's unscrupulous confession of poverty.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSCRUPULOUS

  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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