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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
  • down and dirty
  • 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
See also synonyms for: unscrupulously / unscrupulousness

antonyms for unscrupulous

MOST RELEVANT
  • 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

Periodic permissions checks protect you against potentially unscrupulous app developers and give you more control over your privacy.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR APPS’ PERMISSIONSDAVID NIELDNOVEMBER 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Some experts, echoing concerns expressed in the 1980s, worry that physician dispensing could open the door for unscrupulous practices—and warp the decision-making of even well-meaning physicians.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR DOCTOR AND PHARMACIST ARE THE SAME PERSONMICHAEL SCHULSON/UNDARKOCTOBER 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He also said agents should avoid detaining immigrants who land on their radar because they spoke out against “unscrupulous” landlords or employers, or at public demonstrations.
DHS ISSUES NEW ARREST AND DEPORTATION GUIDELINES TO IMMIGRATION AGENTSMARIA SACCHETTISEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
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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
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.