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Meaning of “unscrupulous” in the English Dictionary

"unscrupulous" in British English

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unscrupulousadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈskruː.pjʊ.ləs/ disapproving
(Definition of unscrupulous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unscrupulous" in American English

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unscrupulousadjective

 us   /ʌnˈskru·pjə·ləs/
willing to ​lie or ​cheat to ​succeed: an unscrupulous ​salesman
(Definition of unscrupulous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unscrupulous" in Business English

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unscrupulousadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈskruːpjələs/
behaving in a way that is dishonest or ​unfair in ​order to get what you want: unscrupulous dealers/employers/operators Counterfeit ​documents make it easier for unscrupulous ​employers to knowingly ​hireillegalworkers. We ​protectconsumers by going after unscrupulous ​lenders or unscrupulous ​contractors or unscrupulous ​realestateagents. unscrupulous ​businesses/​companies/​practices
unscrupulously
adverb
It is a problem when ​corporations wield ​marketpower unscrupulously.
unscrupulousness
noun [U]
His ​reputation for unscrupulousness ​compromised many of his ​achievements.
(Definition of unscrupulous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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