HyperDic: scruple

English > 6 senses of the word scruple:
NOUNquantityscruplea unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
feelingscruple, qualm, misgivinguneasiness about the fitness of an action
cognitionscruplean ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action
VERBstativescruplehesitate on moral grounds
emotionscrupleraise scruples / scruples
communicationscruplehave doubts about
scruple > pronunciation
Soundsskruw'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > scruple: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains.
Part ofdram, drachm, drachmaA unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
Partsgrain1/60 dram
Broaderapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weightAny weight unit used in pharmacy
Spanishescrúpulo
Catalanescrúpol
English > scruple: 6 senses > noun 2, feeling
Meaninguneasiness about the fitness of an action.
Synonymsqualm, misgiving
BroaderanxietyA vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
Spanishduda, escrúpulo, recelo
Catalandubte, escrúpol, recel
Adjectivesscrupuloushaving scruples
Verbsscruplehave doubts about
scrupleraise scruples / scruples
scruplehesitate on moral grounds
English > scruple: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAn ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action.
BroaderprincipleA rule or standard especially of good behavior
Spanishescrúpulo
Adjectivesscrupuloushaving scruples
Verbsscruplehave doubts about
scrupleraise scruples / scruples
scruplehesitate on moral grounds
English > scruple: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaninghesitate on moral grounds.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The man scrupled to perjure himself"
Broaderhesitate, pauseinterrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
Nounsscruplean ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action
scrupleuneasiness about the fitness of an action
English > scruple: 6 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningRaise scruples / scruples.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"He lied and did not even scruple about it"
Broaderfuss, niggle, fretWorry unnecessarily or excessively
Nounsscruplean ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action
scrupleuneasiness about the fitness of an action
English > scruple: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningHave doubts about.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderwonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
Nounsscruplean ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action
scrupleuneasiness about the fitness of an action

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