What does scrupulous mean?

Definitions for scrupulous
ˈskru pyə ləsscrupu·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrupulousadjective

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

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

  2. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulousadjective

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

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


  1. scrupulousadjective

    Exactly and carefully conducted.

    He is scrupulous in his finances.

  2. scrupulousadjective

    Having scruples or compunctions.

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

  3. scrupulousadjective

    Precise; exact or strict

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrupulousadjective

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

  2. Scrupulousadjective

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

  3. Scrupulousadjective

    given to making objections; captious

  4. Scrupulousadjective

    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. Adam Smith:

    The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Corallo:

    Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy when Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was in the private sector. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has always been scrupulous in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them, postmaster General Louis DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General's inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Postmaster General Louis DeJoy a clean bill of health on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it.

  5. Klaus Naumann:

    A measure of the seriousness with which Israel Israel took Israel Israel moral duties and Israel Israel 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.

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  • skrupulózníCzech
  • samvittighedsfuld, omhyggeligDanish
  • gründlich, sorgfältig, gewissenhaftGerman
  • escrupulosoSpanish
  • سخیفPersian
  • 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
  • 谨慎的Chinese

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