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Unconscionable

In law, describing anything that violates or ought to violate one's conscience. An unconscionable act is unenforceable by a court. For example, a court may rule a contract invalid because its provisions so obviously favor one party that it becomes unconscionable.
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In his view, poetry becomes theoretical when it investigates the conditions (historical, political, cultural) underlying a present unconscionably out of kilter.
Mrs Nugent has now made it clear that she does not intend to leave the farm to David on her death," said the judge, who added: "David says that Mrs Nugent is acting unconscionably and that the court has power to intervene on his behalf - even in Mrs Nugent's lifetime".
After several decades of mistrust and miscommunication, building confidence on both sides will be an enormous challenge, but the cost of abandoning negotiations is unconscionably high.
The social and economic costs of malnutrition are unconscionably high," he said.
But surely the marketplace isn't really the way to manage our personal relationships, needs, and problems by assigning these as "tasks" to be done by strangers paid unconscionably low wages.
Given its seemingly obvious title, it took me an unconscionably long time to associate Helen Marten's Peanuts, 2012, with Charlie Brown and pals, never mind to hit online on Linus's disquisition regarding the uniformly compelling nature of all things and the translatability of overrefined carbs into vim and vigor.
Our unconscionably high rates of incarceration (Glenn Loury, "Prison's Dilemma," page 46), could be substantially reduced with parole system reforms that would also lower the overall crime rate (Mark Kleiman, "A New Role for Parole," page 48).
The prevalence of anaemia is unconscionably high and even rising in several states of India, including Karnataka in south India.
Russia unconscionably refuses to halt its arms sales to the Assad government.
The Artist" is a nostalgia-drenched paean to the silent movie era and all of its conventions -- the unconscionably sentimental stories, the unrelenting bombast of the score (here composed by Ludovic Bource) and, of course, the actor's scenery-chewing pantomime mugging at the camera.
It is oppressive because each of the accused has already been the subject of a very lengthy first criminal trial involving at times unconscionably harsh conditions of incarceration and transport.
Now, it's just another drag on recovery; that seems unconscionably inappropriate.