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Overview of noun scruples

The noun scruples has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. conscience, scruples, moral sense, sense of right and wrong

(motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions)


Overview of noun scruple

The noun scruple has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scruple

(a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains)

2. scruple, qualm, misgiving

(uneasiness about the fitness of an action)

3. scruple

(an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action)


Overview of verb scruple

The verb scruple has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scruple

(hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself")

2. scruple

(raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it")

3. scruple

(have doubts about)

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