scruple

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To doubt; to question; to hesitate to believe; to question the truth of (a fact, etc.)

I do not scruple to admit that all the Earth seeth but only half of the Moon.

Hence, a very small quantity; a particle

Paroles: I have not, my lord, deserved it. Lafeu: Yes, good faith, ev'ry dram of it, and I will not bate thee a scruple.

A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram
To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple

Letters which did still scruple many of them. -E. Symmons.

To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience

Men scruple at the lawfulness of a set form of divine worship. - Robert South.

A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact; intellectual perplexity
Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience; to consider if something is ethical

He was made miserable by the conflict between his tastes and his scruples. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.

To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question

Others long before them ... scrupled more the books of hereties than of gentiles. - John Milton.

doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty
{n} a doubt, a weight of twenty grains
{v} to doubt, hesitate, boggle, question
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience
{f} have qualms; hesitate, have misgivings
hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action uneasiness about the fitness of an action a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains have doubts about raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
Scruples are moral principles or beliefs that make you unwilling to do something that seems wrong. a man with no moral scruples. a belief about what is right and wrong that prevents you from doing bad things scruples about doing sth (scrupule, from scrupulus , from scrupus ). not scruple to do sth to be willing to do something even though it may be wrong or may upset people
have doubts about
an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
{i} qualm, compunction; moral; misgiving, hesitation; iota, tiny amount; unit of weight equal to 1/3 of a dram (1.295 grams)
uneasiness about the fitness of an action
raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself
scrupled
past of scruple
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plural of scruple
scruples
third person singular, present tense of to scruple
scruples
{i} compunctions, qualms, pangs of conscience
scruples
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
scrupling
present participle of scruple
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