unconscionable love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous: unconscionable behavior.
  • adj. Beyond prudence or reason; excessive: unconscionable spending.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not conscionable; unscrupulous and lacking principles or conscience.
  • adj. Excessive, imprudent or unreasonable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not conscionable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; not conforming to reason; unreasonable; inordinate; extravagant
  • adj. Not guided by, or conformed to, conscience; that cannot be done in good conscience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not conscionable; unreasonable; exceeding the limits of any reasonable claim or expectation; inordinate; enormous: as, an unconscionable demand.
  • Not guided or influenced by conscience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking a conscience
  • adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Etymologies

un- +‎ conscionable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What they did to him in 1991 and have perpetuated ever since solely because a black conservative must be destroyed is a good example of where the term unconscionable applies.

    Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on McCain and Obama at the Saddleback Civil Forum.

  • The UMW also rebuked federal regulators-- and, to a lesser extent, their state counterparts -- for what it called an "unconscionable" failure to use all the tools they had to shut down the long-troubled mine and prevent the nation's deadliest coal mine explosion in four decades.

  • As South Korean President Lee Myung-bak continued his state visit to the United States on Friday a group of nongovernmental organizations NGOs wants the Obama administration to explain what they call unconscionable delays in deciding whether to resume U.S. food assistance to North Korea.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • A grand jury cleared Pleasantville, N.Y., police Officer Aaron Hess of wrongdoing in Henry's death, but his parents are suing Hess for what they call an "unconscionable use of force."

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • What's "unconscionable" is convicting people without a trial!

    Administration critics slam civilian trials for 9/11 suspects

  • The word unconscionable could only begin to describe the situation.

    VIVA VENEZUELA! THE NEOCON'S NIGHTMARE.

  • March 24 Bloomberg -- Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey doctors over medical bills it calls "unconscionable," including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically costs $74.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Over 450,000 people have signed a rapidly-growing petition against the sell-off, action groups are spontaneously springing up all over the country to defend local woods, and two weeks ago 100 leading figures - including Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees, actress Judi Dench and the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to this newspaper to call the plans "unconscionable" - and "ill-conceived".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It is indeed "unconscionable" - a word our more elevated citizens love to fling over the ramparts of reasoned debate in our fair city-that the council should fail to submit to the hysterical self-interest of the privileged residents who inhabit our hillsides, and once again pander to a few special interests-everyone but them-who wish to make our downtown a place that people actually want to hang out in.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet, The East Bay's Independent Newspaper

  • And almost all gay rights progress has been made by specifically not challenging people’s opinions about gay people, but by appealing to a ‘okay, hate the sin, don’t take it out on the sinner in unconscionable ways’ approach or a strictly practical approach.

    Matthew Yglesias » Marijuana Legalization as a Revenue Enhancer

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