scrupulousness


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Related to scrupulousness: unnerving, all-around, extensively, perpetually

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrupulousness - conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest
unscrupulousness - the quality of unscrupulous dishonesty
2.scrupulousness - strict attention to minute detailsscrupulousness - strict attention to minute details  
painstakingness, conscientiousness - the trait of being painstaking and careful

scrupulousness

noun
Translations
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scrupulousness

[ˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs] Nescrupulosidad f

scrupulousness

n (= honesty, fairness)Gewissenhaftigkeit f; (= meticulousness)(peinliche) Genauigkeit

scrupulousness

[ˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs] nscrupolosità

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

scrupulousness

n. escrupulosidad.
References in classic literature ?
The reflection that the fate of a fellow-creature depended on his sole fiat, would naturally inspire scrupulousness and caution; the dread of being accused of weakness or connivance, would beget equal circumspection, though of a different kind.
Every see-saw of her breath, every wave of her blood, every pulse singing in her ears, was a voice that joined with nature in revolt against her scrupulousness. Reckless, inconsiderate acceptance of him; to close with him at the altar, revealing nothing, and chancing discovery; to snatch ripe pleasure before the iron teeth of pain could have time to shut upon her: that was what love counselled; and in almost a terror of ecstasy Tess divined that, despite her many months of lonely self-chastisement, wrestlings, communings, schemes to lead a future of austere isolation, love's counsel would prevail.
Up to this time the press had been amusingly tolerant and good-naturedly sensational about him, but now he was to learn what virulent scrupulousness an antagonized press was capable of.
There could be no harm in what had been done in so many respectable families, and by so many women of the first consideration; and it must be scrupulousness run mad that could see anything to censure in a plan like theirs, comprehending only brothers and sisters and intimate friends, and which would never be heard of beyond themselves.
[College], perhaps for his beauty, of which all his life he continued proud, perhaps for his moral scrupulousness. Milton was never, however, a conventional prig, and a quarrel with a self-important tutor led at one time to his informal suspension from the University.
Chief Inspector Heat, conscious of renewed irritation at this display of scrupulousness, said that the county police had been notified from the first of Michaelis' arrival, and that a full report could be obtained in a few hours.
On the score of delicacy, or any scrupulousness which a finer sensibility might have taught him, the Colonel, like most of his breed and generation, was impenetrable.
The very scrupulousness with which he told her that day that he had become used to having her there, and dependent on her for all sorts of little services, and that he should miss her if she went away (it would never have occurred to Freddy or the Colonel to say anything of the sort) deepens her inner certainty that she is "no more to him than them slippers", yet she has a sense, too, that his indifference is deeper than the infatuation of commoner souls.
They shared results of the National Climate Assessment, and explained the scrupulousness of the scientific review of that body of work.
That is what we demand of the MPs: Scrupulousness and diligence.For good measure, Parliament has a fully fledged budgetary office with experts charged with advising and supporting MPs in combing through the proposals, exploring scenarios and clarifying issues to ensure knowledgeable determination of estimates.
His advocacy of restoring the monarchy remains tepid, which gives Pashupati Shamsher Rana and his Rastriya Prajatantra Party faction solid points for political scrupulousness. Rana wants to redesignate Nepal as a Hindu state because an overwhelming part of the population professes the faith but retain the country's republican character.
Demonology, sorcery, elaborate visualizations, "mechanical drawing" techniques for laying out the grids of intricate mandalas, the sacramental and magical use of female sexual emissions, the irruption of the supernatural into the natural, identification with or possession by Bhairava, the combination of extreme ritual scrupulousness with the obsessive consumption of defiling sexual and other bodily secretions--all of these elements characterize the BraYa's generally transgressive practice.