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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)







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scruplenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈskruː.pl̩/

scrupleverb

uk   us   /ˈskruː.pl̩/ formal
(Definition of scruple from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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