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scruples

noun (1)
plural of scruple

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a very small amount
  • went about her business without even a scruple of suspicion

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scruples

noun (2)
plural of scruple

Synonyms & Antonyms of scruples (Entry 2 of 3)

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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scruples

verb
present tense third-person singular of scruple

Synonyms & Antonyms of scruples (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Scruples.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scruples. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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