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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Uncons(c)ionable, -quencionable, adj. [e.m.E. vnconscionable (1565); Conscionabill adj.] Without conscience; unscrupulous, dishonest. — 1637 Aberd. Council Lett. II 70.
Your wisdomes will not be so unquencionable as to lat us starwe
1661 Black Sc. Witches 40.
Because you had ill penniworths and unconsionable weght
1681 Wodrow Hist. III (1829) 352.
We have heard tell of few of them they call ministers, but they have all said peace, when brought before the enemies to witness their practice, being most unconscionable
1703 Stirling B. Rec. II 103.
An cunning and frawdulent practice lately crept into the said mercate by some unconscionable people there exposing to sale … certane quantitys of yarn … short of the ordinary ell lenth

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