HyperDic: scrupulous

English > 2 senses of the word scrupulous:
ADJECTIVEallscrupuloushaving scruples
allscrupulous, conscientious, painstakingcharacterized by extreme / extreme care and great effort
scrupulous > pronunciation
Soundsskruw'pyahlahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > scrupulous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled.
Example"less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"
NarrowerreligiousExtremely scrupulous and conscientious
See alsoprincipledBased on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
OppositeunscrupulousWithout scruples or principles
Spanishescrupuloso
Nounsscruplean ethical or moral ... / moral principle that inhibits action
scrupleuneasiness about the fitness of an action
scrupulousnessconformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
English > scrupulous: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by extreme / extreme care and great effort.
Example "scrupulous attention to details"
Synonymsconscientious, painstaking
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
Spanishconcienzudo, escrupuloso, esmerado, meticuloso, minucioso
Catalanacurat, diligent, escrupulós, laboriós, meticulós, minuciós, primmirat
Nounsscrupulousnessstrict attention to minute details
Adverbsscrupulouslywith extreme / extreme conscientiousness

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