What does scrupulous mean?

scrupulous meaning in General Dictionary

having scruples; as a result of a sense of right and incorrect; principled

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  • described as severe care and great work
  • Full of scruples inclined to scruple well skeptical hesitating to find out or to work from a fear of offending or of accomplishing incorrect
  • Comprehensive ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; well skeptical; hesitating to find out or even to act, from a concern about offending or to do wrong.
  • Careful; careful; specific; nice; because, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous overall performance of tasks.
  • provided to making objections; captious.
  • Liable to be doubted; doubtful; great.

scrupulous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Anglo-French scrupulus, center French scrupuleux, or directly from Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see scruple). Associated: Scrupulously; scrupulousness.


Sentence Examples with the word scrupulous

But he was not scrupulous in the means he employed, and he was willing to maintain in power detestable ministers if only they served him efficiently and filled his coffers.

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