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Scruple

Scru´ple
n.1.A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.
2.Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.
I will not bate thee a scruple.
- Shak.
3.Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience.
To make scruple
to hesitate from conscientious motives; to scruple.
v. i.1.To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
[imp. & p. p. Scrupled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrupling .]
v. t.1.To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.
2.To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.
Letters which did still scruple many of them.
- E. Symmons.
Noun1.scruple - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
2.scruple - uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Synonyms: misgiving, qualm
3.scruple - an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
Verb1.scruple - hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
2.scruple - raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
3.scruple - have doubts about
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