Definitions for scrupleˈskru pəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scruple(noun)

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

  2. scruple, qualm, misgiving(noun)

    uneasiness about the fitness of an action

  3. scruple(verb)

    an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

  4. scruple(verb)

    hesitate on moral grounds

    "The man scrupled to perjure himself"

  5. scruple(verb)

    raise scruples

    "He lied and did not even scruple about it"

  6. scruple(verb)

    have doubts about

Wiktionary

  1. scruple(Noun)

    A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.

  2. scruple(Noun)

    Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.

  3. scruple(Noun)

    Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience; to consider if something is ethical.

    He was made miserable by the conflict between his tastes and his scruples. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.

  4. scruple(Noun)

    A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact; intellectual perplexity.

  5. scruple(Noun)

    A measurement of time. Hebrew culture broke the hour into 1080 scruples.

  6. scruple(Verb)

    To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.

  7. scruple(Verb)

    To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.

    Others long before them ... scrupled more the books of hereties than of gentiles. - John Milton.

  8. scruple(Verb)

    To doubt; to question; to hesitate to believe; to question the truth of (a fact, etc.).

    I do not scruple to admit that all the Earth seeth but only half of the Moon.

  9. scruple(Verb)

    To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.

    Letters which did still scruple many of them. -E. Symmons.

  10. Origin: From scrupulus, diminutive of scrupus; perhaps akin to σκύρος, ξυρόν, क्षुर: compare scrupule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scruple(noun)

    a weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram

  2. Scruple(noun)

    hence, a very small quantity; a particle

  3. Scruple(noun)

    hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience

  4. Scruple(verb)

    to be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience

  5. Scruple(verb)

    to regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question

  6. Scruple(verb)

    to excite scruples in; to cause to scruple

Anagrams of scruple

  1. curples


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