Definition of Scrupulous

1. Adjective. Having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled. "Less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"

Also: Principled
Similar to: Religious
Derivative terms: Scruple, Scruple, Scrupulousness
Antonyms: Unscrupulous

2. Adjective. Characterized by extreme care and great effort. "Scrupulous attention to details"
Exact synonyms: Conscientious, Painstaking
Similar to: Careful
Derivative terms: Conscientiousness, Painstakingness, Scrupulousness

Definition of Scrupulous

1. a. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.

Definition of Scrupulous

1. Adjective. Exactly and carefully conducted. ¹

2. Adjective. Having scruples or compunctions. ¹

3. Adjective. Precise; exact or strict ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrupulous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrupulous

scruple
scrupled
scrupleless
scrupler
scruplers
scruples
scrupling
scrupulist
scrupulists
scrupulize
scrupulized
scrupulizes
scrupulizing
scrupulosities
scrupulosity
scrupulous (current term)
scrupulously
scrupulousness
scrupulousnesses
scrutability
scrutable
scrutation
scrutations
scrutator
scrutin de liste
scrutin de liste system
scrutin uninomial system
scrutin uninominal voting system
scrutineer
scrutineered

Literary usage of Scrupulous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"As it was, the scrupulous care with which governors like Murray and Carleton (see CARLE- TON, SIR GUY) carried out the policy of toleration reassured the ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... though the judicial murder of Campion and the iniquitous sentence on Davison show that in crown cases Wray was by no means too scrupulous, it is unfair ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It is true that in these new subjects the artist displayed the same scrupulous conscientiousness of which he had given proof in his earlier manner. ..."

4. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"So strict and scrupulous has been the policy of South Carolina, that there is no instance in that state, since the Revolution, of a divorce of any kind, ..."

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