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"

Related words...
Descriptive words...

Search for scruple at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2021 Datamuse