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Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.
Mark Dayton

Meaning of "unconscionable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNCONSCIONABLE

unconscionable  [ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNCONSCIONABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unconscionable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNCONSCIONABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Unconscionability

Unconscionability is a doctrine in contract law that describes terms that are so extremely unjust, or overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of the party who has the superior bargaining power, that they are contrary to good conscience. Typically, an unconscionable contract is held to be unenforceable because no reasonable or informed person would otherwise agree to it. The perpetrator of the conduct is not allowed to benefit, because the consideration offered is lacking, or is so obviously inadequate, that to enforce the contract would be unfair to the party seeking to escape the contract. Unconscionability is determined by examining the circumstances of the parties when the contract was made, such as their bargaining power, age, and mental capacity. Other issues might include lack of choice, superior knowledge, and other obligations or circumstances surrounding the bargaining process. Unconscionable conduct is also found in acts of fraud and deceit, where the deliberate misrepresentation of fact deprives someone of a valuable possession. When a party takes unconscionable advantage of another, the action may be treated as criminal fraud or the civil action of deceit.

Definition of unconscionable in the English dictionary

The definition of unconscionable in the dictionary is unscrupulous or unprincipled. Other definition of unconscionable is immoderate or excessive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNCONSCIONABLE


actionable
ˈækʃənəbəl
apportionable
əˈpɔːʃənəbəl
conscionable
ˈkɒnʃənəbəl
disproportionable
ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
exceptionable
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
fashionable
ˈfæʃənəbəl
fissionable
ˈfɪʃənəbəl
impressionable
ɪmˈprɛʃənəbəl
inconscionable
ɪnˈkɒnʃənəbəl
mentionable
ˈmɛnʃənəbəl
objectionable
əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl
pensionable
ˈpɛnʃənəbəl
perditionable
pəˈdɪʃənəbəl
proportionable
prəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
questionable
ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl
sanctionable
ˈsæŋkʃənəbəl
unexceptionable
ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
unfashionable
ʌnˈfæʃənəbəl
unmentionable
ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl
unquestionable
ʌnˈkwɛstʃənəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNCONSCIONABLE

unconscientious
unconscionableness
unconscionably
unconscious
unconsciously
unconsciousness
unconsecrate
unconsecrated
unconsentaneous
unconsenting
unconsidered
unconsidering
unconsoled
unconsolidated
unconstant
unconstitutional
unconstitutional strike
unconstitutionality
unconstitutionally
unconstrainable

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNCONSCIONABLE

able
abominable
amenable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
imaginable
interminable
obtainable
personable
reasonable
returnable
sustainable
tunable
unable
unalienable
unattainable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of unconscionable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNCONSCIONABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unconscionable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unconscionable

Translation of «unconscionable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNCONSCIONABLE

Find out the translation of unconscionable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unconscionable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unconscionable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不合情理
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inconcebible
570 millions of speakers

English

unconscionable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुचित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير معقول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бессовестно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unconscionable
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অযৌক্তিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déraisonnable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak dapat disangkal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unzumutbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

途方もない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unconscionable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không tận tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறிவுக்கு ஒவ்வாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गैरवाजवी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölçüsüz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eccessivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzywdzące
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безсовісно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de neconceput
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ασυνείδητος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onredelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unconscionable
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skandaløst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unconscionable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNCONSCIONABLE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNCONSCIONABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unconscionable

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9 QUOTES WITH «UNCONSCIONABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unconscionable.
1
Mark Dayton
Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.
2
Atul Gawande
Cost is the spectre haunting health reform. For many decades, the great flaw in the American health-care system was its unconscionable gaps in coverage.
3
Tom Hayden
Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?
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Tom Hayden
Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what she said and did in North Vietnam.
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Russell Means
It's just unconscionable that America has become so stupid.
6
Jeff Miller
I think it's unconscionable for a Senator from Massachusetts to come down here and tell the people of Florida what's right for them. It's arrogant and irresponsible.
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Jeannette Rankin
It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.
8
Rick Santorum
The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people's lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.
9
Patrick Soon-Shiong
It's unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNCONSCIONABLE»

Discover the use of unconscionable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unconscionable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Duress, undue influence and unconscionable dealing
This book examines: the nature of undue influence, actual undue influence, presumed undue influence, abuse of confidence, and third party undue influence.
Nelson Enonchong, 2006
2
Unconscionable contracts in the music industry: the need for ...
Patrisha Reece-Davies teaches Law and is Head of the Social Sciences Faculty with Moorhouse-Black, a company providing distance learning through video conference direct to classrooms in public and private sector schools throughout the ...
Patrisha Reece-Davies, 2005
3
UNCONSCIONABLE
Its policy and practices in foreign relations as I observe them imaged in the words of “outsiders,” those beyond the Washington beltway, are unconscionable— intended to hurt human beings, to cause and/or exacerbate suffering. This character ...
Dr. Carolyn LaDelle Bennett
4
Marketing Law
7.1.1 Introduction Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) deals with unconscionable conduct. It can apply, but is not confined, to consumer supply- type cases. It has two sections of more general scope - ss 51AA and 51AB (the latter was ...
Peter Gillies, Niloufer Selvadurai, 2008
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Contracts: Examples & Explanations
Contracts of adhesion are examined more fully in section 13.13, but it is useful to anticipate and emphasize the point madein that discussion, that a contract does not becomeadhesive or unconscionable merely because one of the parties has ...
Brian A. Blum, 2007
6
Consumer Protection Law
CLR 447. 5 There is a distinction between unconscionable conduct and undue influence. With undue influence "the will of the innocent party is not independent and voluntary because it is overborne". With unconscionable conduct "the will of  ...
John Goldring, Laurence Maher, Jill McKeough, 1998
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Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials
Unconscionability As discussed in Chapter 9, an unconscionable contract is one that is so unfair and one sided that it would be unreasonable to enforce it. The UCC allows the court to evaluate a contract or any clause in a contract, and if the  ...
Roger Miller, Gaylord Jentz, 2010
8
Exploitation
UNCONSCIONABLE. CONTRACTS. McNamara advertised a color television set on a "rent to own" plan that required "no deposit," "no credit," and "no long-term obligation."1 After seeing the advertisement, Carolyn Murphy, a welfare recipient,  ...
Alan Wertheimer, 1999
9
Unconscionable Conduct: The Laws of Australia
This new edition covers the latest developments in case law such as the New South Wales Court of Appeal's decision on duress in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd v Karam (2005) 64 NSWLR 149 and its application in Maher v Honeysett ...
Paul T. Vout, 2009
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Arbitration: Essential Concepts
Unconscionable. Arbitration. Agreements. As we have seen, the fundamental basis for arbitration is the consent of the parties. There are many situations, however, where although there is a written contract with express terms providing for ...
Steven C. Bennett, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNCONSCIONABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unconscionable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Loeb Faulted for 'Unconscionable' Tax Scheme by Teachers
“This unconscionable tax avoidance scheme must end.” Almost 100,000 public comments were delivered to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from the ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
AM Roundup: Hastert Lawyer Denounces 'Unconscionable' Leaks
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news: 'Loner' held in Charleston church killings: Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that while the Justice Department ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
3
JLP: Passport fee hike exorbitant and unconscionable
THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says the increased passport fees announced over the weekend are exorbitant and unconscionable, given the ... «Jamaica Observer, May 15»
4
US slams Gambia's president for 'unconscionable' gay comments
Washington (AFP) - The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
5
Coles refunds millions of dollars to suppliers over ACCC case on …
... after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took the company to court over claims of unconscionable conduct towards its suppliers. «ABC Online, May 15»
6
Australian Medical Institute slammed for 'unconscionable' erectile …
That made the conduct unconscionable.” The court ordered 11 men be paid compensation, and the company radically change its business practices — formally ... «Herald Sun, Apr 15»
7
Insurance claim delays 'unconscionable', lawyer says
It is "unconscionable" that after four years Cantabrians are still waiting for a resolution with insurance companies over quake damage, a litigation lawyer says. «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
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Judge turfs 'unconscionable' loan with 42% annual interest rate
“The Laughlins argue that the loan agreement was unconscionable. I agree that it was.” They said they had approached Connor in 2000 to seek financial advice ... «Times Colonist, Apr 15»
9
ANZ wins bank fees appeal
Justice Gordon ruled in February 2014 that ANZ's $20-35 fees on late credit card payments were 'unconscionable', being far in excess of the true cost to the ... «Sky News Australia, Apr 15»
10
Cleaning franchise fined $500000 for unconscionable conduct …
The court found Coverall Melbourne, the trading entity of South East Melbourne Cleaning Pty Ltd, engaged in unconscionable conduct in its dealings with two ... «SmartCompany.com.au, Mar 15»

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