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Definition of Scruple

Scruple
Scruple Scru"ple, v. t. 1. To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question. Others long before them . . . scrupled more the books of hereties than of gentiles. --Milton. 2. To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple. [R.] Letters which did still scruple many of them. --E. Symmons.
Scruple
Scruple Scru"ple, n. [L. scrupulus a small sharp or pointed stone, the twenty-fourth part of an ounce, a scruple, uneasiness, doubt, dim. of scrupus a rough or sharp stone, anxiety, uneasiness; perh. akin to Gr. ? the chippings of stone, ? a razor, Skr. kshura: cf. F. scrupule.] 1. A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram. 2. Hence, a very small quantity; a particle. I will not bate thee a scruple. --Shak. 3. Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience. He was made miserable by the conflict between his tastes and his scruples. --Macaulay. To make scruple, to hesitate from conscientious motives; to scruple. --Locke.
Scruple
Scruple Scru"ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scrupled; p. pr. & vb. n. Skrupling.] To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience. We are often over-precise, scrupling to say or do those things which lawfully we may. --Fuller. Men scruple at the lawfulness of a set form of divine worship. --South.

Meaning of Scruple from wikipedia

- Shakespeare's tragic character Hamlet as one where conscience in the form of moral scruples deters the young Prince with his "great anxiety to do right" from obeying...
- Scruples is a synonym for conscience. Scruple(s) may also refer to: Scruples (novel), by Judith Krantz, 1978 Scruples (miniseries), 1980, based on the...
- The scruple (℈) is a small unit in the apothecaries' system, derived from the old Roman scrupulum (lit. 'small pebble') unit (scrupulus/scrupulum). The...
- Scruples is a 1980 television mini-series, based on the 1978 novel by Judith Krantz. It was produced by Warner Bros. Television and starred Lindsay Wagner...
- A Question of Scruples is a card game based on ethical dilemmas. The game was invented by Henry Makow in 1984 and developed by High Game Enterprises. Players...
- Scruples is a 1978 novel by Judith Krantz. A direct sequel, Scruples Two, was published in 1992. The novel details the life story of protagonist Wilhelmina...
- the conscience. Scrupulosity was formerly called scruples in religious contexts, but the word scruple now commonly refers to a troubling of the conscience...
- divides a pound into 12 ounces, an ounce into 8 drachms, and a drachm into 3 scruples of 20 grains each. This exact form of the system was used in the United...
- murders reflected this. Described as "handsome, charming and utterly without scruple", he used his looks and cunning to advance his criminal career and obtain...
- Scruples (1978) quickly became a New York Times best-seller and went on to be a worldwide publishing success, translated into 50 languages. Scruples,...
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