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scruple

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scruple

  1. 1 a very small amount went about her business without even a scruple of suspicion Synonyms of 1scruple ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to 1scruple hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of 1scruple abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  2. 2 a very small piece left just a scruple of asparagus on the plate Synonyms of 1scruple atom, crumb, dribble, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, nugget, particle, patch, scrap, scruple, snip, snippet, speck, tittleWords Related to 1scruple ace, dab, dash, driblet, drop, fraction, haet [chiefly Scottish], halfpenny, ha'penny, iota, jot, kenning [chiefly Scottish], lick, minim, mite, modicum, nutshell, ounce, pinch, shred, smatter, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), spot, strain, streak, suspicion, taste, touch, trace, whisper, whit; bite, mouthful, nibble, tidbit (also titbit); fragment, part, portion, section; chip, flake, shard, shiver, sliver, splinter; clipping, paring, shaving; smithereensNear Antonyms of 1scruple chunk, gob, hunk, lump, slab; abundance, barrel, bucket, bushel, deal, heaps, loads, mass, mountain, peck, pile, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, scads, stack, volume, wad, wealth

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

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scruple

  1. 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 Synonyms of 2scruple compunction, misgiving, scrupleWords Related to 2scruple conscience; distrust, doubt, dubiety, incertitude, misdoubt, mistrust, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingness; demur, fuss, objection, protest, question, remonstrance; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness; guilt, regret, remorse, self-reproach, shame; contrition, penitence, repentanceNear Antonyms of 2scruple aplomb, assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scruple

  1. 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 Synonyms of scruple balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, hesitate, shilly-shally, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to scruple haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms of scruple decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms of scruple dive (in), plunge (in)



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