Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scrupulous”

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of scrupulous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “scrupulous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More