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Meaning & Definition of Scruple in English

English

Scruple

/skrupəl/

noun

1. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

    synonym:
  • scruple

2. Uneasiness about the fitness of an action

    synonym:
  • scruple
  • ,
  • qualm
  • ,
  • misgiving

3. An ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

    synonym:
  • scruple

verb

1. Hesitate on moral grounds

  • "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
    synonym:
  • scruple

2. Raise scruples

  • "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
    synonym:
  • scruple

3. Have doubts about

    synonym:
  • scruple