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scru·pu·lous

 (skro͞o′pyə-ləs)
adj.
1. Conscientious and exact; painstaking. See Synonyms at meticulous.
2. Having scruples; principled.

[Middle English, from Old French scrupuleux, from Latin scrūpulōsus, from scrūpulus, scruple; see scruple.]

scru′pu·los′i·ty (-lŏs′ĭ-tē), scru′pu·lous·ness (-ləs-nĭs) n.
scru′pu·lous·ly adv.

scrupulous

(ˈskruːpjʊləs)
adj
1. characterized by careful observation of what is morally right
2. very careful or precise
[C15: from Latin scrūpulōsus punctilious]
ˈscrupulously adv
ˈscrupulousness n

scru•pu•lous

(ˈskru pyə ləs)

adj.
1. having scruples; principled.
2. rigorously precise or exact: scrupulous adherence to duty.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin scrūpulōsus. See scruple, -ous]
scru`pu•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) scru′pu•lous•ness, n.
scru′pu•lous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scrupulous - having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled; "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"
principled - based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality; "principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency"; "a principled person"
unscrupulous - without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
2.scrupulous - characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"

scrupulous

scrupulous

adjective
Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details:
Translations
مُتَشَكِّك
úzkostlivý
omhyggelig
aggályoskodótúlzottan lelkiismeretes
ráîvandur; nákvæmur
skrupulingumas
pedantisksprecīzs

scrupulous

[ˈskruːpjʊləs] ADJescrupuloso (about en cuanto a)

scrupulous

[ˈskruːpjʊləs] adj [person] → scrupuleux/euse; [attention] → scrupuleux/euse; [fairness] → scrupuleux/euse; [search] → scrupuleux/euse; [hygiene] → scrupuleux/euse

scrupulous

adj person, organizationgewissenhaft; honesty, fairnessunbedingt, kompromisslos; cleanlinesspeinlich; account(peinlich) genau; he can’t afford to be too scrupulouser kann sich keine allzu großen Skrupel leisten; he is not too scrupulous in his business dealingser hat keine allzu großen Skrupel bei seinen Geschäften; she is not too scrupulous in matters of cleanlinesssie nimmt es mit der Sauberkeit nicht so genau; to be scrupulous in doing somethingetw sehr gewissenhaft tun; to be scrupulous about somethingmit etw sehr gewissenhaft sein; the kitchen staff are scrupulous about hygienedas Küchenpersonal nimmt es mit der Hygiene sehr genau

scrupulous

[ˈskruːpjʊləs] adjscrupoloso/a

scrupulous

(ˈskruːpjuləs) adjective
careful in attending to detail, doing nothing wrong, dishonest etc. He is scrupulous in his handling of the accounts; scrupulous attention to instructions.
ˈscrupulously adverb
ˈscrupulousness noun

scrupulous

a. escrupuloso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Neither would it be seemly in Judge Pyncheon, generally so scrupulous in his attire, to show himself at a dinner-table with that crimson stain upon his shirt-bosom.
By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfilment of parochial duty, and more than all, to the fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp.
Carefully she rubbed and ironed every fold and every hem, with the most scrupulous exactness, every now and then raising her hand to her face to wipe off the tears that were coursing down her cheeks.
So scrupulous for others," he continued, "and yet so careless for herself
And I really believe he HAS the most delicate conscience in the world; the most scrupulous in performing every engagement, however minute, and however it may make against his interest or pleasure.
There was an enjoyment in accepting their simple kindness, and in repaying it by a consideration--a scrupulous regard to their feelings--to which they were not, perhaps, at all times accustomed, and which both charmed and benefited them; because, while it elevated them in their own eyes, it made them emulous to merit the deferential treatment they received.
The coachman (descending instantly from Theology to Business) watched the signature with the most scrupulous attention; and signed his own name as witness, with an implied commentary on the proceeding, in the form of another puff of whisky, exhaled through the medium of a heavy sigh.
It was not that he looked many years older, though still dressed with the old scrupulous cleanliness; or that there was an unwholesome ruddiness upon his face; or that his eyes were full and bloodshot; or that there was a nervous trembling in his hand, the cause of which I knew, and had for some years seen at work.
Winthrop was one of these: she was in all respects a woman of scrupulous conscience, so eager for duties that life seemed to offer them too scantily unless she rose at half-past four, though this threw a scarcity of work over the more advanced hours of the morning, which it was a constant problem with her to remove.
You have too good a right to a free pardon, to render you very scrupulous about peccadilloes.
At the same time, I acknowledge that you have stated the facts, on the whole, with scrupulous fairness.
But as to counts, marquises, dukes, earls, and the like, I was not so scrupulous.