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Meaning of SCRUPULOUS

Pronunciation:  'skroopyûlus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
  2. [adj]  having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled; "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"
 

SCRUPULOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: careful, conscientious, painstaking, religious
 
 Antonyms: unscrupulous
 
 See Also: principled

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scru"pu*lous\, a. [L. scrupulosus: cf. F.
scrupuleux.]
1. Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful;
   hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of
   offending or of doing wrong.

         Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak
         brethren which were scrupulous.       --Hooker.

2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence
   from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.

3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.]

         Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous
         faction.                              --Shak.

4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.]

         The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not
         obscrure, not scrupulous.             --Bacon.

Syn: Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating. --
     {Scru"pu*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Scru"pu*lous*ness}, n.

 

 

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