Scrupulous meaning

skro͝opyə-ləs
The definition of scrupulous is someone who is detailed and precise, or someone who is aware of the right thing to do.

An example of someone scrupulous is an accountant who never leaves the books unbalanced.

A good citizen who returns money found to the person who dropped it is an example of someone scrupulous.

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Having scruples; principled.
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Exactly and carefully conducted.

He is scrupulous in his finances.

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Precise; exact or strict.
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He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company.

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Conscientious and exact; painstaking.
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Extremely conscientious.
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Full of scruples; hesitant, doubtful, or uneasy, esp. constantly and obsessively, in deciding what is morally right or wrong.
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Origin of scrupulous

  • Middle English from Old French scrupuleux from Latin scrūpulōsus from scrūpulus scruple scruple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition