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Definition of Scrupulous

Scrupulous

  1. Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
  2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
  3. Given to making objections; captious.
  4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.

Scrupulous Quotations

The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.
Joseph Conrad

Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher

I've had my fair share of colds, which last longer than they should and can cause wheezing, so I avoid people who are sneezing like the plague and am scrupulous about hygiene and hand-washing.
Kevin McCloud

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
George Eliot

And so it's inescapable and people who proclaim scrupulous honesty can only proclaim that if they don't examine closely the things they believe.
Todd Rundgren
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Scrupulous Translations

scrupulous in Italian is diffidgnte
scrupulous in Spanish is escrupuloso
scrupulous in Swedish is samvetsgrann