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  1. Lacking moral values
  2. Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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  1. Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
  2. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Contrary to established moral principles.
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  1. Contrary to established moral principles.
  2. Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.
  3. Not in conformity with the accepted standards of proper sexual behavior, specif., unchaste or lewd
Forming or serving as a base:
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  1. Forming or serving as a base:
  2. Forming a base
  3. (Chemistry) Of, relating to, or containing a base.
Characterized by perfidy; treacherous
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  1. Characterized by perfidy; treacherous
  2. Of, relating to, or marked by perfidy; treacherous.
Disgraced, debased, depraved, etc.
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  1. Disgraced, debased, depraved, etc.
  2. (Heraldry) Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees.
  3. (Biology) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
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  1. Holding one's self-interest as the standard for decision making.
  2. Too much concerned with one's own welfare or interests and having little or no concern for others; self-centered
  3. Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others:
Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests
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  1. Mindful of, or promoting only ones own interests
  2. Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests:
Of small importance; trivial:
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  1. Of small importance; trivial:
  2. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  3. Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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  1. Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
  2. Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
  3. Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent
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  1. Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent
  2. Like or characteristic of a knave; esp., dishonest; tricky
Highly offensive; obnoxious:
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  1. Highly offensive; obnoxious:
  2. Severe and distressing:
  3. (Slang) Strikingly good, effective, or skillful:
Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
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  1. Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
  2. Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
  3. Highly involved; complex:
(Usage Problem) Unaware or uninformed; naive.
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  1. (Usage Problem) Unaware or uninformed; naive.
  2. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
  3. Slyly deceptive or misleading, typically by means of a pretense of ignorance or unawareness
(Figuratively, by extension) Evasive; difficult to pin down.
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  1. (Figuratively, by extension) Evasive; difficult to pin down.
  2. Subject to change
  3. Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.
Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning.
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  1. Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning.
  2. Alternative form of Machiavellian.
  3. Of, like, or characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency, craftiness, and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli's book, The Prince; crafty, deceitful, etc.
Of or relating to casuists or casuistry.
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  1. Of or relating to casuists or casuistry.
  2. Overly subtle, hair-splitting.
  3. Relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules).
Not consistent with established truth, fact, or rule; incorrect:
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  1. Not consistent with established truth, fact, or rule; incorrect:
  2. Not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit
  3. Not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect
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  1. (Derogatory) cunning; deceitful; crafty
  2. Of or relating to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.
Guilty of perjury
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  1. Guilty of perjury
  2. Characterized by perjury
Failing to keep faith; disloyal; traitorous
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  1. Failing to keep faith; disloyal; traitorous
  2. (Now poetic, literary) Unfaithful to someone, or to one's duties or honour; disloyal, false. [from 17th c.]
  3. Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, duty, or cause:
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  1. Like a rascal.
  2. Of or like a rascal; base; dishonest; mean
Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
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  1. Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
  2. (Informal) Having or showing a tricky or deceitful nature; evasive
  3. Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
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  1. Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
  2. Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
  3. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
Having a finished nap on both sides
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  1. Having a finished nap on both sides
  2. Usable on both sides:
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Stealthy or surreptitious:
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  1. Stealthy or surreptitious:
  2. Showing a secretive, crafty, or wily nature; cunningly underhanded
  3. Clever or cunning, especially in the practice of deceit.
That is plainly such; out-and-out; notorious
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  1. That is plainly such; out-and-out; notorious
  2. Utter; complete.
  3. Completely such; thoroughgoing:
(Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
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  1. (Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
  2. Characterized by bribery or corruption
  3. Characterized by corrupt dealings, especially bribery:
Lacking integrity; unprincipled.
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  1. Lacking integrity; unprincipled.
  2. Lacking respect or ethical principles
  3. Without honor, or causing dishonor
Deteriorated from the normal or standard
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  1. Deteriorated from the normal or standard
  2. (Obs.) Changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten
  3. Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
Dishonest; unscrupulous
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  1. Dishonest; unscrupulous
  2. Of, like, or characteristic of a rogue
  3. Deceitful; unprincipled:
(--- Biology) Unacceptable as a scientific name because of not conforming to the international rules of nomenclature.
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  1. (--- Biology) Unacceptable as a scientific name because of not conforming to the international rules of nomenclature.
  2. Of a child, that he or she was born to parents not married to one another.
  3. Being against established or accepted rules and standards:
Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
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  1. Not authorized or sanctioned, as by rules
  2. Prohibited by official rules:
  3. Unacceptable to or not performable by a computer:
Not kind or considerate:
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  1. Not kind or considerate:
  2. Contrary to laws or conventions, especially in commerce; unethical:
  3. Contrary to justice or a sense of fairness:
Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
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  1. Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
  2. Unusual, unconventional, or idiosyncratic
  1. Of dubious respectability or morality.
  2. That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
  3. Not yet determined or specified.
Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless.
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  1. Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless.
  2. Not fit or becoming
  3. Insufficient in worth; undeserving:
Causing scandal; shocking:
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  1. Causing scandal; shocking:
  2. Causing scandal; offensive to a sense of decency or shocking to the moral feelings of the community; shameful
  3. Containing material damaging to reputation; defamatory:
  1. Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
  2. Causing or characterized by disgrace; shameful
  3. Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.
That degrades; debasing
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  1. That degrades; debasing
  2. That degrades
  3. Tending or intended to degrade:
Having no shame, no guilt nor remorse over something wrong; immodest; unable to feel disgrace
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  1. Having no shame, no guilt nor remorse over something wrong; immodest; unable to feel disgrace
  2. Having or showing no feeling of shame, modesty, or decency; brazen; impudent
  3. Marked by a lack of shame:
Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable:
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  1. Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable:
  2. (Slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
  3. Full of shade; shaded:
Having or showing no pity; merciless; relentless
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  1. Having or showing no pity; merciless; relentless
  2. Without pity or compassion; cruel, pitiless.
  3. Having no compassion or pity; merciless:
Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous:
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  1. Not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous:
  2. Beyond prudence or reason; excessive:
  3. Not guided or restrained by conscience; unscrupulous
Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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  1. Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
  2. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  1. Lacking moral values
  2. Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
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