conscionable[kän′s̸hə nə bəl]
Origin: ; from conscience plush -able
- conscionably adverb
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- Acceptable or permissible according to conscience: “Ignoring [disadvantaged minorities] is no more conscionable today than it was in the riot-scorched America of 20 years ago” (Christian Science Monitor).
- Conscientious; principled.
Origin: Obsolete conscions (variant of conscience) + -able.