Scrupulous Scru"pu*lous, a. [L. scrupulosus: cf. F. scrupuleux.] 1. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong. [1913 Webster]

Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak brethren which were scrupulous. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties. [1913 Webster]

3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not obscure, not scrupulous. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating. [1913 Webster] -- {Scru"pu*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Scru"pu*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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