- He asserted that the government had no scruples about divesting a majority of its shares in the telecoms companies, as long as it would increase their benefit to the country.
- Conan Doyle had no scruples about bringing him back from the dead after he drowned with Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls at the end of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Tilly was a good friend, but had no scruples about stealing your man, if she felt so inclined.
- Oil of the seed, given from half a scruple to half a dram, in some liquor, or a spoonful of juice in some wine, taken before the fit comes on, and the person is put to bed, cures quotidians and quartans.
- A scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience.
- Well, of course it's a joke, but it contains a scruple of truth.
verbo[no object, with infinitive, usually with negative]
- Capitalists have never scrupled about redundant production
- They have not scrupled to damage the shrine in the past, when they put down the 1991 uprising.
- By one of those generous turns that make Davie unpredictable he nevertheless acknowledges what Thomas finally achieved, not scrupling to call it great poetry.
Late Middle English: from French scrupule or Latin scrupulus, from scrupus, literally 'rough pebble', (figuratively) 'anxiety'.
Palabras que riman con scrupleduple, pupal, pupil
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Saltos de línea: scru¦ple
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