scrupulous
[ skroo-pyuh-luhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English; from the French scrupuleux or Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus
Synonyms
    1.
  • strict ethical honorable morality
    2.
  • conscientious meticulous precise accurate
Antonyms
    1.
  • unethical selfish careless unruly
    2.
  • hasty reckless inaccurate sloppy
Definition
1. having scruples, or moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled
2. punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact
Examples
1. A) The king was humble and scrupulous in nature, so the fact that his people adored him was no surprise. B) Although the potential financial gain for the controversial ad campaign was mind-blowing, the scrupulous movie star turned it down.
2. A) When company is expected, she cleans every inch of her home with scrupulous attention. B) The scrupulous surgeon successfully completed the new procedure.
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