verb (used without object), scru·pled, scru·pling.
verb (used with object), scru·pled, scru·pling.
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Origin of scruple
OTHER WORDS FROM scruplescru·ple·less, adjectiveo·ver·scru·ple, verb, o·ver·scru·pled, o·ver·scru·pling.un·scru·pled, adjective
Words nearby scruple
Example sentences from the Web for scruples
Mengele has neither doubts about his hideous purpose or scruples about his heinous past.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had it been anybody but Tessie I should not have bothered my head about scruples.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned to glance at his watch, and to kill the last five minutes of the prescribed time he thought of Evelyn's scruples.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
But now hear what I have ascertained—I, who do not boast either of my scruples of conscience or of my perspicacity.Wood Rangers|Mayne Reid
Meanwhile the Professor was filled with scruples and remorse for the unfortunate step he had taken.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
She was quite untroubled by what the world calls morality—and she had no scruples.The Career of Katherine Bush|Elinor Glyn
For he judged them to be phantoms (alcoholic in their origin), his scruples of last night.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair