Origin of scrupulous
Examples from the Web for scrupulously
In the convention, Washington scrupulously followed the gag rule, so his thoughts on the proceedings are somewhat unknown.
Objects are scrupulously labeled by name, manufacturer, and material.
The Hippocratic injunction to “first, do no harm,” should be scrupulously respected.The U.S.’s ‘Yadda, Yadda, Yadda’ Doctrine for Syria|Jeremy Shapiro|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like his predecessors, Thein Sein was a career army officer, but unlike many others, it was said, he was scrupulously honest.Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Test After Burma Election Triumph|Peter Popham|April 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Maarten is a fictional character, but his life intersects with real events—and they are scrupulously accurate,” Mason explained.Richard Mason on New Novel History of a Pleasure Seeker|Jane Ciabattari|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He came back anon and dressed most scrupulously in a suit of lay clothing.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
Her mother had taught her to be scrupulously honest about such matters, and she wanted the gift to be altogether hers.Kathie's Soldiers|Amanda Minnie Douglas
He was deservedly popular because scrupulously impartial, rigidly just and proverbial for humanity and kindness.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
I know it, because he seems so scrupulously careful not to cheat you in small things.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They scrupulously avoid moving any thing from its place, although they are often prompted by curiosity to examine it.
Word Origin for scrupulous
mid-15c., from Anglo-French scrupulus, Middle French scrupuleux, or directly from Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus (see scruple). Related: Scrupulously; scrupulousness.