[ skroo-puhlz ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of scruples

First recorded in 1520–30; scruple + -s3

Words Nearby scruples Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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