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Scrupulous meaning

scrupulous - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
  2. 2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
  3. 3. Given to making objections; captious.
  4. 4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.
  5. 5. Having doubts; conscientious; exact.
  6. 6. Scrupulousness, scrupulosity.

scrupulous - examples of usage

  1. It is a most invidious position, and it speaks highly for the scrupulous justice with which the law has been administered that a watchful and jealous- a bitterly inimical party- ever ready, above all things, to attempt a sensation- have not been able to detect a magistrate giving a partial decision. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I have endeavoured to give it as nearly as possible in his words; but it is now many years since, and I am grown old, and my memory is not over- good, I cannot therefore vouch for the language, but I am always scrupulous as to facts. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Taken scrupulous, are we, all of a sudden? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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