scrupulous
[ skroo-pyuh-luhs ]
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Part of Speechadjective, adjectiveOrigin + Etymology
late Middle English;; from the French scrupuleux or Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus
Synonyms
adjective
conscientious meticulous precise accurate
adjective
strict ethical honorable morality
Antonyms
adjective
hasty reckless inaccurate sloppy
adjective
unethical selfish careless unruly
Definition
adjectivepunctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact
adjectivehaving scruples, or moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled
Examples
adjectiveA) When company is expected, she cleans every inch of her home with scrupulous attention. B) The scrupulous surgeon successfully completed the new procedure.
adjectiveA) 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.
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