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scruple - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scruple

(noun) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms : misgiving , qualm

(noun) an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
(verb) hesitate on moral grounds
Example Sentence
  • The man scrupled to perjure himself

(verb) raise scruples
Example Sentence
  • He lied and did not even scruple about it

(verb) have doubts about
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scruple

SCRU(screwed) CoUPLEs(lovers) are willing to escape but have a feeling of hesitation to do it.
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by rhasan

Imagine someone asked to PULL a SCREW and u Hesitate because ur not a carpenter
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by yastej

SCRUPLE -> SCREW + peoPLE...PEOPLE with scruples will not SCREW you.
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by dshefman

/Before screwing people we hesitate because morally it is not right
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by siddharth4484

we'll hesitate to PULL a SCREW because it might cause accident to others later
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by Thisisnotme

scruple has couple in it.a new couple(spouse) generally hesitate to do things u know of what i am try to say........
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by gdabli

They did it without Self-Trouble & Scruple
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by roozbeh33

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