Definition of scruple verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scruple

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈskrupl//
 
[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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