used to describe a contract or bargain that is so unfair to a party that no reasonable or informed person would agree to it The contract was declared void because of its unconscionable terms.
- The term unconscionable is much stronger than its near synonym inequitable.
- A court is more likely to hold that a contractual provision is unconscionable if the contractual provision is contained in an arbitration agreement.
- The amount of the arbitration fee may be unconscionable because it is excessive relative to the value of the underlying claim.
- The circumstances are sufficient to render this prenuptial agreement unconscionable.
- An unconscionable contract is one that is so one-sided that it shocks the conscience of the court.
- unconscionability (noun)