- 1(Of a person or process) diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details: the research has been carried out with scrupulous attention to detailMore example sentences
- This is always an issue for the scrupulous scholar - what to enlarge upon, what to jettison - but this is the only equivocation about this impressive book, written with both passion and clarity.
- She is scrupulous about disclosing her sources and acknowledging her debts while insistent that her aesthetic judgments are based on what she has looked at hard and pondered.
- However, right at the beginning he is scrupulous in distinguishing the two terms.
- 1.1Very concerned to avoid doing wrong: she’s too scrupulous to have an affair with a married manMore example sentences
- This research provides evidence that developing a corporate culture that stresses honesty and scrupulous behavior is not only the right thing to do, but produces real savings to the cooperative as well.
- The title's meanings remain only provisionally understood, but the term's significance was bound up in notions of learning, the righteousness of tradition, and the scrupulous observance of ritual obligation.
- Seeking to protect his pregnant wife, gangster Gui decides to give himself up to the authorities, only to find his act of self-sacrifice results in the loss of everything to less scrupulous rivals.
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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 politeMore example sentences
- 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).