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Definition of scruple verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] not scruple to do something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scruple
he / she / it scruples
past simple scrupled
-ing form scrupling
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to be willing to do something even if it might be wrong or immoral Invading armies didn't scruple to resort to massacre.
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