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Definitions of scruple:
  • noun:   an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
  • noun:   uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  • noun:   a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
  • verb:   hesitate on moral grounds
    Example: "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
  • verb:   have doubts about
  • verb:   raise scruples
    Example: "He lied and did not even scruple about it"

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