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  Definition of scruple
  1. an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
  2. uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  3. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
  4. have doubts about
  5. raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
  6. hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
Similar Words: qualm, misgiving

 

Part Meronyms: dram, drachm, drachma

 

Derivational Morphology: misgive, qualm, misgiving

 

 
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