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scruplenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈskruː.pəl/  us   /ˈskruː.pəl/

scrupleverb

uk   /ˈskruː.pəl/  us   /ˈskruː.pəl/ formal
(Definition of scruple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scruplenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈskru·pəl/
a ​strongbelief about what is ​right or ​wrong that ​governsyouractions: [C] He has scruples about going out with his ​students.
(Definition of scruple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scruple”
in Chinese (Simplified) 顾忌, 顾虑…
in Turkish vicdan azabı, iç sızlaması, suçluluk duygusu…
in Russian угрызения совести…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顧忌, 顧慮…
in Polish skrupuły…
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