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SCRUPULOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scrupulous mean? 

SCRUPULOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SCRUPULOUS has 2 senses:

1. having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
2. characterized by extreme care and great effort

  Familiarity information: SCRUPULOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRUPULOUS (adjective)


Sense 1scrupulous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

Context example:

less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance

Similar:

religious (extremely scrupulous and conscientious)

Also:

principled (based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality)

Antonym:

unscrupulous (without scruples or principles)


Sense 2scrupulous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by extreme care and great effort

Synonyms:

conscientious; painstaking; scrupulous

Context examples:

conscientious application to the work at hand / painstaking research / scrupulous attention to details

Similar:

careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)


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