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scruple

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2 a very small piece

  • left just a scruple of asparagus on the plate
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qualm, scruple, compunction, demur mean a misgiving about what one is doing or going to do. qualm implies an uneasy fear that one is not following one's conscience or better judgment.
    • no qualms about plagiarizing
scruple implies doubt of the rightness of an act on grounds of principle.
    • no scruples against buying stolen goods
compunction implies a spontaneous feeling of responsibility or compassion for a potential victim.
    • had compunctions about lying
demur implies hesitation caused by objection to an outside suggestion or influence.
    • accepted her decision without demur

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scruple

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an uneasy feeling about the rightness of what one is doing or going to do

  • the survey showed that many students had few scruples about cheating on papers or exams
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Synonym Discussion of scruple

qualm, scruple, compunction, demur mean a misgiving about what one is doing or going to do. qualm implies an uneasy fear that one is not following one's conscience or better judgment.
    • no qualms about plagiarizing
scruple implies doubt of the rightness of an act on grounds of principle.
    • no scruples against buying stolen goods
compunction implies a spontaneous feeling of responsibility or compassion for a potential victim.
    • had compunctions about lying
demur implies hesitation caused by objection to an outside suggestion or influence.
    • accepted her decision without demur

scruple

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to show uncertainty about the right course of action

  • a tabloid journalist who has never scrupled to reveal the most intimate details about the lives of celebrities
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