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See definition of scruples on Dictionary.com
  • nounmisgiving, doubt
  • verbbalk, have misgivings

synonyms for scruples

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

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  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • ignorance
  • negligence
  • unconcern
  • stay
  • continue
  • remain
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How to use scruples in a sentence

I like you the better, Mr Allcraft, for your scruples: you are an honourable man, sir.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Baroudi was as totally devoid of ordinary scruples as the average well-bred Englishman is full of them.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
He was upright, honorable, and virtuous; entertaining religious scruples similar to the Friends.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
His master may be a man of some conscientious scruples; ours may be unmerciful.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
"Yes," I answered, trying to quiet the scruples which this way of living awoke in me from time to time.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
He had a cruel sense of power, the right to thrust aside petty plebeian scruples, to take what he needed.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
"But no one would be indelicate enough to show a want of respect to their religious scruples," answered Harry.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
He is an Oriental and so of an understanding mind; a vigorous mind withal, and not troubled with needless scruples.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Swanda had some scruples; but, after all, it is impossible to have charcoal without putting your finger into the ashes.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
The probable scruples of the clergyman melted, and dissolved in his heart's love for Déruchette.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
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WORDS RELATED TO SCRUPLES

  • censor
  • compunction
  • demur
  • duty
  • inner voice
  • morals
  • principles
  • right and wrong
  • scruples
  • shame
  • small voice
  • squeam
  • still small voice
  • superego
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