Definition of “scruple” - English Dictionary

(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 strong belief about what is right or wrong that governs your actions:

[ C ] He has scruples about going out with his students.

(Definition of “scruple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)