Definition of scrupulous in English:


Line breaks: scru¦pu|lous
Pronunciation: /ˈskruːpjʊləs




Pronunciation: /-ˈlɒsɪti/
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  • She says I'm suffering from a kind of extremism, an obsessive-compulsive disorder called scrupulosity.
  • But it did acquire, I think, very much during the Second World War, as I say, a reputation for scrupulosity and honesty, which it hasn't lost to this day.
  • The legal scrupulosity with which the Normans pursued wickedness could be turned against them.


[as submodifier]: she was scrupulously polite
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  • It is also scrupulously polite, always erring on the side of understatement.
  • The elite class hopefully will mend its ways and discharge its responsibilities scrupulously and conscientiously.
  • The bottom line is that Alito was even more scrupulously correct than I've been portraying him.


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  • They feel they have to make some worthy comment, treat the city with some kind of moral scrupulousness and say something appropriate.
  • His turning to God first showed itself in a new scrupulousness in morals.
  • Such moral scrupulousness and lack of compromise is regarded as an essential fruit of salvation.


late Middle English (in the sense 'troubled with doubts'): from French scrupuleux or Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see scruple).

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