scrupulous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “scrupulous” in the English Dictionary

"scrupulous" in British English

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scrupulousadjective

uk   us   /ˈskruː.pjʊ.ləs/

scrupulous adjective (HONEST)

extremelyhonest : A scrupulous ​politician would not ​lie about her ​businessinterests.

scrupulous adjective (CAREFUL)

doing everything ​correctly and ​exactly as it should be done: The ​nurse told him to be scrupulous (= ​extremelycareful) aboutkeeping the ​woundclean.
scrupulously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She is always scrupulously ​honest/​fair. A ​hospital must be ​kept scrupulously ​clean.
(Definition of scrupulous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scrupulous" in American English

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scrupulousadjective

 us   /ˈskru·pjə·ləs/
extremelycareful to do what is ​right or ​moral: She ​managed to get a ​copy of the ​report through a ​friend who wasn’t so scrupulous about ​sharinginformation. Scrupulous also ​meansextremelyaccurate and ​exact: Her ​report is scrupulous in ​itsdetail.
(Definition of scrupulous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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