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  • nounmisgiving, doubt
  • verbbalk, have misgivings

synonyms for scruple

  • anxiety
  • caution
  • censor
  • compunction
  • conscience
  • demur
  • difficulty
  • faltering
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • pause
  • perplexity
  • qualm
  • reconsideration
  • reluctance
  • squeamishness
  • superego
  • twinge
  • uneasiness
  • reluctancy
  • second thought
See also synonyms for: scruples

antonyms for scruple

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  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • ignorance
  • negligence
  • unconcern
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How to use scruple in a sentence

Kane is an incredibly wealthy man, a newspaper baron with few scruples about journalism who attains immense power, only to see it start to fade near the end of his life.
THE TANGLED HISTORY BEHIND DAVID FINCHER’S MANK — AND ITS LINK TO CITIZEN KANE — EXPLAINEDALISSA WILKINSONDECEMBER 4, 2020VOX
It wasn't any scruple of mercy, for Hicks was as cold-blooded a brute as ever glanced down a gun-barrel.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Here, you,” he growled, “was aught said to thee whereby thou hast a scruple to tell me how many guns defend the Cashmere Gate?
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
If he sometimes come across a precept which is perfectly clear and irrefutable, Donald does not scruple to ignore it.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
Little Larkins had told all, and his father had no scruple in repeating it, and causing the investigation to be set on foot.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
He appropriated it without scruple, and was soon joined by a troop of travelers bound for Marhala.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
In the present case, he flung himself into the battle for his sisters future without a restraining scruple.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Mazzini "cursed his bookseller soul, and would have stolen them without scruple, if he could."
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
The first makes no scruple to fight at the command of the second, whilst the third endeavours to prevent all war whatever.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
He, Burns, his friend's physician, did not scruple to ask it if it would not interfere too seriously with Mr. Stillinger's plans.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SCRUPLE

  • balk
  • cavil
  • challenge
  • combat
  • complain
  • deprecate
  • disapprove
  • dispute
  • doubt
  • fight
  • hem and haw
  • hesitate
  • object
  • oppose
  • pause
  • protest
  • pussyfoot
  • refuse
  • remonstrate
  • resist
  • scruple
  • shy
  • stick
  • stickle
  • strain
  • take exception
  • vacillate
  • wait and see
  • waver
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.