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Noun
A person's moral sense of right and wrong that guides their behavior
Noun
Doubt or reluctance, or the state of having such thoughts or feelings
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“He was not a first-class swordsman, but he had far more knowledge of the weapon than his opponent, and he had no scruple about using his knowledge.”
Noun
(sometimes pluralized) The quality of being upright or righteous
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The customs and conventions of a society or community
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Calls to prove or justify something
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Plural for a very small or insignificant amount
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“We are persuaded that there are minds, under the influence of this tendency, with which a scruple of doubt weighs more than a pound of positive argument.”
Noun
Plural for a very small piece (of something)
“I gave him a mixture composed of one ounce of peeled pumpkin seed, made into an emulsion, to which I added a scruple of cowage and half an ounce of spirits of turpentine.”
Noun
Plural for protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
Noun
Plural for the quality of being remorseful
Noun
Plural for a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion
Noun
Plural for a feeling of sadness or disappointment over an occurrence
Verb
To hesitate or be reluctant to do something (that one thinks may be wrong)
“You may safely infer that the foregoing hypothesis is so far incomplete and imperfect, which I shall not scruple to allow.”
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To pause in indecision before doing something
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To have doubts or suspicions about
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To complain or raise objections
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