Definition of 'unscrupulous'
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Others were no doubt sold by dishonest dealers to unscrupulous buyers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The naive and innocent are lured away by unscrupulous agents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And if unscrupulous employers took advantage of that to get free labour? Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they are increasingly being used by unscrupulous landlords to hold tenants to ransom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is likely that the thief offloaded the paintings to an unscrupulous art dealer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cancer of unscrupulous agents must be brought to an end. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the notion that unscrupulous individuals are cashing in on the fears of silly rich women is nonsensical. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And there remain fears that unscrupulous traders can scoop up large numbers of tickets and drive up the price. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Others also fear that unscrupulous dealers will breed these animals and that it could encourage illicit trade in endangered wild animals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This ensures you're alert to both tricky situations and manoeuvres by unscrupulous individuals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Despite city law on the matter, her unscrupulous landlord refused. Christianity Today (2000)But it seems that some unscrupulous individuals are using this as a hook to con people into buying insurance that is not valid. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We have hundreds of thousands of women in low-paid jobs who are taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was aware fish is sometimes replaced with cheaper varieties by unscrupulous traders. The Sun (2014)But it would be disastrous if the new regime came to be seen as helping the most unscrupulous employers to cheat the most vulnerable employees. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They will also act as a new line of attack against unscrupulous landlords who rent out substandard, unsafe and overcrowded accommodation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As if financial independence is not enough to cope with, there is also the prospect of being done over by unscrupulous landlords. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is immoral, unscrupulous and greedy - end of story. The Sun (2006)Campaigners for tenants' rights say that the number of unscrupulous letting agents exploiting tenants and landlords with underhand tactics has risen dramatically over the past two years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A gallery owner displays a priceless painting, which catches the eye of various unscrupulous individuals plotting to advance their standing in the art world. The Sun (2012)Some unscrupulous agents may give you TWO invoices - one for your flight and another for your accommodation. The Sun (2010)Each new executive arrival pushes property prices up and increases the power of a growing band of cunning, unscrupulous, downright dishonest rental agents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Similarly, the energy regulator Ofgem seemed to be the last to know that unscrupulous traders and energy suppliers fixed gas prices to meet their own ends. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: unscrupulous ADJECTIVE
If someone is unscrupulous, they are prepared to act in a dishonest or immoral way in order to get what they want.
These kids are being exploited by very unscrupulous people.
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