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Definition of "scrupulous" [scru•pu•lous]

  • Conscientious and exact; painstaking. See Synonyms at meticulous. (adjective)
  • Having scruples; principled. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrupulous" in a sentence
  • "'I know you, my dear Mandlebert, to be, by nature, penetrating and minute in your observations; which, in your general commerce with the world, will protect both your understanding and your affections from the usual snares of youth: But here – to be even scrupulous is not enough; to avoid all danger of repentance, you must become positively distrustful.'"
  • "I decided to go once every two or three weeks don't want to be "scrupulous"--something we were warned against in RCIA, but I still don't really know what I'm doing."
  • "If Bronner's reporting had been genuinely "scrupulous" - that is, informed, accurate, and unbiased-almost surely his family ties with Israel would never have become an issue, and it would not be necessary to distinguish between real and merely "imaginary or hypothetical" conflicts of interest (in Keller's words)."