Definition of scruple noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scruple

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BrE BrE//ˈskruːpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːpl//
 
 
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[countable, usually plural, uncountable] a feeling that prevents you from doing something that you think may be morally wrong I overcame my moral scruples. He had no scruples about spying on her. She is totally without scruple. Word Origin late Middle English: from French scrupule or Latin scrupulus, from scrupus, literally ‘rough pebble’, (figuratively) ‘anxiety’.
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