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synonyms for scrupulous

  • conscientious
  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • honest
  • meticulous
  • painstaking
  • precise
  • rigorous
  • strict
  • conscionable
  • critical
  • exact
  • heedful
  • honorable
  • just
  • minute
  • moral
  • nice
  • particular
  • principled
  • punctilious
  • punctual
  • right
  • thinking twice
  • true
  • upright
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antonyms for scrupulous

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  • careless
  • dishonest
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • false
  • inaccurate
  • inexact
  • lenient
  • loose
  • uncareful
  • uncritical
  • undemanding
  • negligent
  • unscrupulous
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How to use scrupulous in a sentence

He had noticed that some of his patients tended to get cavities at very high rates, even though they were absolutely scrupulous about brushing and flossing, and other patients did basically nothing and they got no cavities at all.
WHY PEOPLE WHO BRUSH STILL GET CAVITIESMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 18, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
These kinds of human details are hard to get and we have to be absolutely scrupulous about our facts in what we say.
REVISITING “THE YEAR OF THE SPY”BY STEPHEN ENGELBERGJULY 28, 2021PROPUBLICA
Critics such as Sean Wilentz have called out the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” recipient’s published piece as “a scrupulous regard for factual accuracy,” while former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called it “brainwash.”
UNC DENIES TENURE FOR ‘1619 PROJECT’ CREATOR NIKOLE HANNAH-JONESMALAIKA JABALIMAY 21, 2021ESSENCE.COM
To us, that’s even more reason to wash the glass between renters, not to mention that the entrance to a deck with a sea view is likely to be a “high touch” area in need of scrupulous cleaning.
RENTING A VACATION HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME? DON’T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED.CANDYCE H. STAPENAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I have paid scrupulous attention to all of the public health recommendations, and have done as asked.
GETTING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE APPOINTMENT FILLS ME WITH DESPAIR. EVERY SEARCH ENDS IN FRUSTRATION, AND I’M AT A LOW POINT OF A LONG, DARK YEAR.MARLENE CIMONSFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Among American avant-garde painters, Guston was the most scrupulous about questioning the premises of abstraction.
PHILIP GUSTON’S ART SPEAKS TO OUR PRESENT MOMENT. WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE IT.SEBASTIAN SMEEJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It had faced only one third down, a third and one that seemed some egregious inconvenience in need of scrupulous examination.
ALABAMA ADVANCES TO THE NATIONAL TITLE GAME WITH AN ARTFUL OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCECHUCK CULPEPPER, DES BIELERJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Other social platforms have recently become more scrupulous about political ads.
FACEBOOK GLITCH BLOCKS CERTAIN POLITICAL ADS, RAISING NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPARENCYREBECCA HEILWEILOCTOBER 30, 2020VOX
Keen and canny, they drive a close bargain but, scrupulous and conscientious, fulfil it faithfully.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The labor in pressing and twisting is entirely done by hand, and attended to with the most scrupulous care.
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WORDS RELATED TO SCRUPULOUS

  • above reproach
  • blameless
  • guiltless
  • having clean hands
  • inculpable
  • irreproachable
  • scrupulous
  • sinless
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