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Synonyms for scrupulous
ˈskru pyə ləs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrupulous(adj)

    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, scrupulous(adj)

    characterized by extreme care and great effort

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

    painstaking, conscientious

    unscrupulous, careless


  1. scrupulous(adjective)

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


  2. scrupulous(adjective)

    Exactly and carefully conducted.

    He is scrupulous in his finances.

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


  3. scrupulous(adjective)

    Having scruples or compunctions.

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

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


  4. scrupulous(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scrupulous(a.)

    conscientious, punctilious, strict, nice

  2. scrupulous(a.)

    cautious, careful, exact, vigilant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scrupulous(a)

    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. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Success takes scrupulous diligence ; to repeat takes strenuous perseverance.

  2. David Harsanyi:

    This week alone, four big scoops were run by major news organizations — written by top reporters and presumably churned through layers of scrupulous editing — that turned out to be completely wrong: Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and others reported that the special counsel’s office had subpoenaed Donald Trump’s records from Deutsche Bank. They weren’t, aBC reported that Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials before the election. He didn’t (as far as we know). The New York Times ran a story that showed K.T. McFarland had acknowledged collusion. She didn’t. Then CNN topped off the week by falsely reporting that the Trump campaign had been offered access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails before they were published.

  3. James Comey:

    [Obama] said he didn’t want to talk to me about any particular case, ‘cause he was very scrupulous about that. And he said, ‘but I want to just tell you something generally. I appointed you to be FBI director because of yoru integrity and your ability,’ and then he looked me in the eye and said, ‘nothing has happened, nothing, in the last year that has changed my view of that.’ And look, he wasn’t telling me, ‘I agree with what you did,’ he wasn’t telling me ‘you made the right decision.’ He was telling me, ‘I know where it came from, I know you’re not a partisan hack. I know you’re trying to do the right thing.’.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for scrupulous

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  • skrupulózníCzech
  • samvittighedsfuld, omhyggeligDanish
  • gründlich, sorgfältig, gewissenhaftGerman
  • escrupulosoSpanish
  • سخیفPersian
  • meticoloso, coscienzioso, accurato, acribiaItalian
  • mōteatea, uhupoho, uhupono, rikarikaMāori
  • skrupuløs, grundig, nøye, prinsippfast, samvittighetsfull, omhyggeligNorwegian
  • meticuleus, scrupuleus, angstvalligDutch
  • escrupulosoPortuguese
  • скрупулёзныйRussian
  • skrupulös, samvetsgrann, sorgfällig, noggrann, betänksam, omsorgsfull, nogräknad, försiktig, samvetsöm, grundligSwedish

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