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ˈskru pəlscru·ple

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. scruplenoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. scruplenoun

    misgiving, doubt, hesitation, qualm, reluctance, question

    recklessness, unscrupulousness, confidence, assurance, self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-complacency

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  1. scruplenoun

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

    qualm, misgiving

  2. scruple, qualm, misgivingnoun

    uneasiness about the fitness of an action

    apprehension, mistrust, misgiving, suspicion, qualm, distrust, squeamishness, queasiness

  3. scrupleverb

    an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

    qualm, misgiving

  4. scrupleverb

    hesitate on moral grounds

    "The man scrupled to perjure himself"

  5. scrupleverb

    raise scruples

    "He lied and did not even scruple about it"

  6. scrupleverb

    have doubts about

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scruplenoun

    hesitation, hesitancy, doubt, perplexity, qualm

  2. scruplenoun

    twenty grains

  3. scrupleverb

    hesitate, doubt, waver, fluctuate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scruplenoun

    hesitation, doubt, twenty grains

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

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  1. Anatole France:

    When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

  2. Anatole France:

    When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

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