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Definition of Scruple


  1. A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.
  2. Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.
  3. Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience.
  4. To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
  5. To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.
  6. To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.

Scruple Translations

scruple in French is scrupule
scruple in German is Skrupel
scruple in Italian is scupolo