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Synonyms for scrupulous
ˈskru pyə ləsscrupu·lous

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  1. scrupulousadjective

    fair, moral, worried, painstaking, honourable, just, meticulous, righteous, ethical, minded


  2. scrupulousadjective

    Exactly and carefully conducted.

    He is scrupulous in his finances.

    minded, just, fair, worried, painstaking, moral, righteous, ethical, meticulous, honourable


  3. scrupulousadjective

    Having scruples or compunctions.

    He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company.

    righteous, meticulous, just, painstaking, minded, moral, fair, worried, ethical, honourable


  4. scrupulousadjective

    Precise; exact or strict

    minded, moral, ethical, worried, painstaking, honourable, just, righteous, fair, meticulous


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scrupulous

    conscientious, dubious, diffident, punctilious, exact, cautious, nice, precise, reluctant

    reckless, unscrupulous, unhesitating, confident, self-satisfied, self-complacent, eager

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrupulousadjective

    having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

    "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"

    painstaking, conscientious

    careless, unscrupulous

  2. conscientious, painstaking, scrupulousadjective

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

    "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"

    painstaking, conscientious

    unscrupulous, careless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scrupulousadjective

    conscientious, punctilious, strict, nice

  2. scrupulousadjective

    cautious, careful, exact, vigilant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scrupulousadjective

    conscientious, exact, strict, punctilious, particular

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scrupulous":

    strict, meticulous, conscientious, careful, faithful

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How to use scrupulous in a sentence?

  1. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

  2. Adam Smith:

    The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Success takes scrupulous diligence ; to repeat takes strenuous perseverance.

  4. Klaus Naumann:

    A measure of the seriousness with which Israel Israel took Israel Israel moral duties and Israel Israel responsibilities under the laws of armed conflict is that in some cases Israel’s scrupulous adherence to the laws of war cost Israeli soldiers ’ and civilians ’ lives.

  5. Joseph Conrad:

    The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement -- but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.

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Translations for scrupulous

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  • skrupulózníCzech
  • samvittighedsfuld, omhyggeligDanish
  • sorgfältig, gründlich, gewissenhaftGerman
  • escrupulosoSpanish
  • سخیفPersian
  • accurato, meticoloso, acribia, coscienziosoItalian
  • uhupoho, uhupono, mōteatea, rikarikaMāori
  • nøye, samvittighetsfull, prinsippfast, omhyggelig, grundig, skrupuløsNorwegian
  • angstvallig, scrupuleus, meticuleusDutch
  • escrupulosoPortuguese
  • скрупулёзныйRussian
  • grundlig, samvetsöm, skrupulös, försiktig, nogräknad, omsorgsfull, betänksam, noggrann, sorgfällig, samvetsgrannSwedish
  • 谨慎的Chinese

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