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Definition excessively unreasonable or immoral
  • The proposed budget is unconscionable given the debt it puts on the backs of the younger generation.
unconscionable = excessively unreasonable or immoral
  • She described the monitoring of sermons as unconstitutional and unconscionable.
  • unconscionable = excessively unreasonable or immoral
  • Millions of our children, our most precious natural resource, are being victimized by a tragic and unconscionable epidemic of child abuse and neglect.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Abandoning the search for Mark Blackthorn, sending Helen Blackthorn to Wrangel Island—that was unconscionable cruelty.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Quite the reverse; he has consistently done nothing but fume at being so unconscionably heavily taxed.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • "This is unconscionable," says DuPont.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • "There is an unconscionable old shark for you!" said Herbert.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • What held him back were scruples of conscience—although it was patently most unconscionable to pay no attention to time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You're wasting an unconscionable amount of manpower and time, carting your ore on muleback.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It's really an unconscionable age.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • It's—it's unconscionable!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The unfairness of this seemed unconscionable to me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • With his shovel and a wobbly wheelbarrow, he carted away mounds of rotting hay, filthy laundry, and unconscionable mounds of waste.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Mr Blandois, in his most gentlemanly manner, was afraid he had disturbed her by unhappily presenting himself at such an unconscionable time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The sustained and dazzling flickers seemed to last for an unconscionable time.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Call thought it was unconscionable to leave any woman alone that long in such rough country.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He noted that a number of the accused had been held in solitary confinement for unconscionable lengths of time.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The moon took an unconscionably long time to rise that night, Milly thought.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Mary said afterwards that he hummed and ha'd for an unconscionable time while he examined the baby in minutest detail.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • It would be unconscionable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance

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