the plural of scruple; moral or ethical considerations or standards that act as a restraining force or inhibit certain actions: He has no scruples about sacrificing a friend to save his own hide.The shop was without scruples about using the competition's advertisements against them.Her scruples about drinking assuaged, she decided to order some wine.
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How to use scruples in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Professor Dave Jennings, a disenchanted English teacher played by Donald Sutherland, has far less scruples.
I like you the better, Mr Allcraft, for your scruples: you are an honourable man, sir.
Baroudi was as totally devoid of ordinary scruples as the average well-bred Englishman is full of them.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He was upright, honorable, and virtuous; entertaining religious scruples similar to the Friends.
His master may be a man of some conscientious scruples; ours may be unmerciful.
"Yes," I answered, trying to quiet the scruples which this way of living awoke in me from time to time.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils