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scruple

noun [C or U]     /ˈskruː.pl̩/
a feeling that prevents you from doing something that you think is morally wrong or makes you uncertain about doing it: Robin Hood had no scruples about robbing the rich to give to the poor. He is a man without scruple - he has no conscience.Morality and rules of behaviour
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