scrupulous

  • 1 Scrupulous — Scru pu*lous, a. [L. scrupulosus: cf. F. scrupuleux.] 1. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong. [1913 Webster] Abusing their liberty, to the offense… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 scrupulous — I adjective aboveboard, accuratus, admirable, careful, choosy, diligens, discriminating, discriminative, equitable, ethical, fair, forthright, honest, honorable, laudable, legitimate, moral, noble, principled, reliable, religiosus, reputable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 scrupulous — mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. scrupulus, O.Fr. scrupulos (Mod.Fr. scrupuleux) or directly from L. scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see SCRUPLE (Cf. scruple)). Related: Scrupulously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 scrupulous — 1 meticulous, punctilious, punctual, *careful Analogous words: fastidious, particular, finicky, fussy (see NICE): exact, accurate, precise (see CORRECT) Antonyms: remiss 2 conscientious, *upright, honest, just, honorable Analogous words: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 scrupulous — [adj] extremely careful conscientious, conscionable, critical, exact, fastidious, fussy, heedful, honest, honorable, just, meticulous, minute, moral, nice, painstaking, particular, precise, principled, punctilious, punctual, right, rigorous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 scrupulous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) diligent and thorough. 2) very concerned to avoid doing wrong. DERIVATIVES scrupulosity noun scrupulously adverb scrupulousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 scrupulous — [skro͞op′yə ləs] adj. [< MFr or L: MFr scrupuleux < L scrupulosus] 1. a) extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious b) showing extreme care, precision, and punctiliousness 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 scrupulous — scru|pu|lous [ˈskru:pjuləs] adj 1.) very careful to be completely honest and fair ≠ ↑unscrupulous ▪ Not all lawyers are as scrupulous as she is. ▪ scrupulous honesty scrupulous in (doing) sth ▪ The organization will be scrupulous in maintaining… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 scrupulous — [[t]skru͟ːpjʊləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (approval) Someone who is scrupulous takes great care to do what is fair, honest, or morally right. You re being very scrupulous, but to what end?... I have been scrupulous about telling them… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 scrupulous — scrupulosity /skrooh pyeuh los i tee/, scrupulousness, n. scrupulously, adv. /skrooh pyeuh leuhs/, adj. 1. having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled. 2. punctiliously or minutely careful, precise …

    Universalium

  • 11 scrupulous — adj. scrupulous in (she was scrupulous in avoiding references to her opponent) * * * [ skruːpjʊləs] scrupulous in (she was scrupulous in avoiding references to her opponent) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 scrupulous — adjective a) Exactly and carefully conducted. He is scrupulous in his finances. b) Having scruples or compunctions. He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company. Syn: meticulous, painstaking, worried …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 scrupulous — adjective 1 careful to be honest and fair: Mr Samuel has always been most scrupulous in his dealings with us. opposite unscrupulous 2 done very carefully so that every detail is correct: scrupulous attention to detail scrupulously adverb:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 scrupulous — adjective 1) scrupulous attention to detail Syn: careful, meticulous, painstaking, thorough, assiduous, sedulous, attentive, conscientious, punctilious, searching, close, minute, rigorous, particular, strict Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 scrupulous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus Date: 15th century 1. having moral integrity ; acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper 2. punctiliously exact ; painstaking < working with… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 scrupulous — See meticulous. See meticulous, scrupulous …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 scrupulous — adj. Scrupulous is used with these nouns: ↑attention, ↑care, ↑fairness …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 scrupulous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exact, careful; fastidious, meticulous, punctilious; conscientious; upright, moral. See probity. Ant., careless, sloppy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Exact] Syn. punctilious, strict, conscientious;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 scrupulous — scru•pu•lous [[t]ˈskru pyə ləs[/t]] adj. 1) having scruples; principled 2) rigorously precise or exact: scrupulous adherence to duty[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L scrūpulōsus. See scruple, ous scru pu•los′i•ty ˈlɒs ɪ ti… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 scrupulous — Synonyms and related words: Pyrrhonic, accurate, active, agnostic, analyze, attentive, bashful, boggling, canvass, careful, case, cautious, censorious, check over, check up, choicy, choosy, close, comb, compliant, con, conforming, conscientious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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