What does scrupulous mean?

Definitions for scrupulous
ˈskru pyə ləsscrupu·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrupulous(adj)

    having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

    "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"

  2. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous(adj)

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

    "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"


  1. scrupulous(Adjective)

    Exactly and carefully conducted.

    He is scrupulous in his finances.

  2. scrupulous(Adjective)

    Having scruples or compunctions.

    He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company.

  3. scrupulous(Adjective)

    Precise; exact or strict

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrupulous(adj)

    full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong

  2. Scrupulous(adj)

    careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties

  3. Scrupulous(adj)

    given to making objections; captious

  4. Scrupulous(adj)

    liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrupulous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrupulous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scrupulous in a Sentence

  1. David Harsanyi:

    This week alone, four big scoops were run by major news organizations — written by top reporters and presumably churned through layers of scrupulous editing — that turned out to be completely wrong: Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and others reported that the special counsel’s office had subpoenaed Donald Trump’s records from Deutsche Bank. They weren’t, aBC reported that Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials before the election. He didn’t (as far as we know). The New York Times ran a story that showed K.T. McFarland had acknowledged collusion. She didn’t. Then CNN topped off the week by falsely reporting that the Trump campaign had been offered access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails before they were published.

  2. Klaus Naumann:

    A measure of the seriousness with which Israel took its moral duties and its responsibilities under the laws of armed conflict is that in some cases Israel’s scrupulous adherence to the laws of war cost Israeli soldiers’ and civilians’ lives.

  3. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

  4. Josh Koskoff in a statement:

    With this many claimants, the money ends up being a symbolic gesture but it serves as an important reminder that people who keep firearms in the home must be scrupulous about securing their weapons.

  5. Joseph Conrad:

    The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement -- but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.

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  • skrupulózníCzech
  • samvittighedsfuld, omhyggeligDanish
  • gründlich, sorgfältig, gewissenhaftGerman
  • escrupulosoSpanish
  • meticoloso, coscienzioso, accurato, acribiaItalian
  • mōteatea, uhupoho, uhupono, rikarikaMāori
  • skrupuløs, grundig, nøye, prinsippfast, samvittighetsfull, omhyggeligNorwegian
  • meticuleus, scrupuleus, angstvalligDutch
  • escrupulosoPortuguese
  • скрупулёзныйRussian
  • skrupulös, samvetsgrann, sorgfällig, noggrann, betänksam, omsorgsfull, nogräknad, försiktig, samvetsöm, grundligSwedish

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