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scrupulous

scru·pu·lous

scrupulous

pronunciation:
skrup y ls
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: adhering strictly to standards of ethics or morality; punctilious.
A judge must be scrupulous in fairness to both sides in a trial.A less scrupulous person might have taken advantage of her naivete.
synonyms:
conscientious, ethical, high-minded, moral, principled
antonyms:
unscrupulous
similar words:
correct, good, honest, judicious, just, precise, punctilious, religious, righteous, true, upright, virtuous
definition 2: painstakingly careful, precise, or exact.
They made a scrupulous count of the money.The supervisor was scrupulous in her inspections.
synonyms:
exact, precise, strict, stringent, thorough
antonyms:
careless, remiss
similar words:
accurate, careful, close, conscientious, correct, detailed, good, meticulous, minute, painstaking, particular, punctilious, rigid, rigorous, searching, severe, true
derivations: scrupulously (adv.), scrupulosity (n.), scrupulousness (n.)
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