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SCRUPLES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scruples mean? 

SCRUPLES (noun)
  The noun SCRUPLES has 1 sense:

1. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

  Familiarity information: SCRUPLES used as a noun is very rare.


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SCRUPLES (noun)


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Meaning:

Motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

conscience; moral sense; scruples; sense of right and wrong

Hypernyms ("scruples" is a kind of...):

ethical motive; ethics; morality; morals (motivation based on ideas of right and wrong)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scruples"):

superego ((psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience)

small voice; voice of conscience; wee small voice (an inner voice that judges your behavior)

sense of duty; sense of shame (a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility)


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