Unscrupulous is a adjective which is used to qualify the individual who has no scruples . It is also used to refer to what has been done or expressed unscrupulously.
To know what the notion of unscrupulous refers to, therefore, it is essential to know the definition of scruple . This is the name of suspicion or to the hesitation for awareness as to whether something is positive from a moral perspective.
Who acts unscrupulously, well, does not have those Reservations . In this way it incurs moral faults since it does not contemplate any limits on its actions.
Usually someone unscrupulous it focuses on achieving its goals, regardless of the means used or the resources used . Take the case of an unscrupulous businessman who just wants to win money . This man is able to pollute the environment and exploit his employees to maximize his earnings: he is not interested in the consequences of his actions.
Criminals are always unscrupulous because they commit crimes It is immoral. But there are certain types of crimes that generate greater indignation in society. A thief who takes advantage of an old man to trick him and steal all his savings is likely to be defined as an unscrupulous being. An individual with scruples would not attack an innocent person who, due to his advanced age, is very vulnerable.
It is possible, however, for someone to be unscrupulous without violating the law . A subject can progress at work level by betraying his colleagues, flattering his bosses and promoting divisions and internal conflicts with lies: this worker is unscrupulous, but not a criminal.
This term is not used very often in everyday speech, although this does not mean that most people do not understand its meaning; on the contrary, the reality is that in popular language we usually refer to the people who make us hurt or that they behave unfairly with vulgar qualifiers, which are composed of words or expressions of regional scope.
An unscrupulous person, who commits a crime like the one mentioned above when we talk about elder abuse, for example, generates a lot in the population go to , so when referring to it in an informal environment, "nice" terms are not used, but offensive. In the news and in the written press, on the other hand, when communicating the news of such crimes, decorum is necessary.
Next we will elaborate a list with some of the most common synonyms of the term unscrupulous, in an attempt to study certain vertices of their meaning that may go unnoticed by the naked eye: profitable, opportunistic, upbeat, upstart, ambitious, selfish climber careless materialist and bungler.
As we can see, there are clear differences between some of the synonyms. On the one hand we have those who refer to that unscrupulous quality that leads him to pursue his goals regardless of consequences for those around him: words like opportunist or upstart They are clear examples of this type of proceeding in life.
On the other hand, there are terms that focus on the inaccurate or lack of rigor of fulfilling obligations: someone unscrupulous can also be qualified as neglected or, in certain Spanish-speaking regions, bungler. Regarding the word materialistic, which the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy defines as someone who cares excessively about material goods, we can say that it is usually one of the characteristics of the unscrupulous: it goes after money and economic well-being without stopping to reflect on its decisions. Someone upstart, on the other hand, is the one who exhibits pretensions excessive as soon as it reaches a company, for example.