Synonyms of scruple


1. scruple, apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight

usage: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

2. scruple, qualm, misgiving, anxiety

usage: uneasiness about the fitness of an action

3. scruple, principle

usage: an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action


1. scruple, hesitate, pause

usage: hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"

2. scruple, fuss, niggle, fret

usage: raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"

3. scruple, wonder, question

usage: have doubts about

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Definition and meaning of scruple (Dictionary)