verb (used without object), scru·pled, scru·pling.
verb (used with object), scru·pled, scru·pling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM scruplescru·ple·less, adjectiveo·ver·scru·ple, verb, o·ver·scru·pled, o·ver·scru·pling.un·scru·pled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for scruple
Kane is an incredibly wealthy man, a newspaper baron with few scruples about journalism who attains immense power, only to see it start to fade near the end of his life.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained|Alissa Wilkinson|December 4, 2020|Vox
It wasn't any scruple of mercy, for Hicks was as cold-blooded a brute as ever glanced down a gun-barrel.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Here, you,” he growled, “was aught said to thee whereby thou hast a scruple to tell me how many guns defend the Cashmere Gate?The Red Year|Louis Tracy
If he sometimes come across a precept which is perfectly clear and irrefutable, Donald does not scruple to ignore it.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
Little Larkins had told all, and his father had no scruple in repeating it, and causing the investigation to be set on foot.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
He appropriated it without scruple, and was soon joined by a troop of travelers bound for Marhala.