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English definition of “scrupulous”

scrupulous

adjective uk   /ˈskruː.pjʊ.ləs/ us  

scrupulous adjective (HONEST)

extremely honest : A scrupulous politician would not lie about her business interests.

scrupulous adjective (CAREFUL)

doing everything correctly and exactly as it should be done: The nurse told him to be scrupulous (= extremely careful) about keeping the wound clean.
scrupulously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She is always scrupulously honest/fair. A hospital must be kept scrupulously clean.
(Definition of scrupulous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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