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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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scrupulous

adjective
1. moral, principled, upright, honourable, conscientious I have been scrupulous about telling them the truth.
moral dishonest, unscrupulous, amoral, uncaring, unprincipled, without scruples, unconscientious
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scrupulous

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

scrupulous

[ˈskruːpjʊləs] ADJescrupuloso (about en cuanto a)
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scrupulous

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

[ˈskruːpjʊləs] adjscrupoloso/a
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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
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scrupulous

a. escrupuloso-a.
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References in classic literature ?
Mainwaring will storm of course, but you easily pacify him; besides, the most scrupulous point of honour could not require you to wait for HIS emancipation.
This brought him into relation with queer characters, some of whom were not altogether scrupulous in their methods of making a living, murder being an acceptable means to that end.
As men of scrupulous honour set up a high standard of public conscience above the dead-level of an honest community, so men of that skill which passes into art by ceaseless striving raise the dead-level of correct practice in the crafts of land and sea.
The Beaver had counted with scrupulous care, Attending to every word: But it fairly lost heart, and outgrabe in despair, When the third repetition occurred.
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
A more scrupulous woman than I was--a woman who had not set her heart on a gold watch and chain--would have found some excuses for him.
If I had been the most scrupulous man in the world, I must still have received my wages, for the very necessary purpose of not appearing to distinguish myself invidiously from my fellow-workmen.
In spite of the scrupulous conscientiousness with which Sergey Ivanovitch verified the correctness of the critic's arguments, he did not for a minute stop to ponder over the faults and mistakes which were ridiculed; but unconsciously he began immediately trying to recall every detail of his meeting and conversation with the author of the article.
He carried in his hand one very dirty glove, and a cheap dress cane with a glass handle; in short, his whole appearance was unusually dashing, and demonstrated a far more scrupulous attention to his toilet than he was in the habit of bestowing upon it.
And as he is so scrupulous in his observance of the laws of knight-errantry, he will, no doubt, in order to keep his word, obey the injunction I have laid upon him.
This gave him a high station in his own esteem, and thus contributed indirectly to his better behaviour; for he was scrupulous as well as high-spirited, and prided himself on nothing more than on a just submission.
The same gentleman had given them a code of laws, to which they conformed with scrupulous fidelity.