Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
she doesn't scruple to ask her parents for money
A feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action
I had no scruples about eavesdropping
without scruple, these politicians use fear as a persuasion weapon
A unit of weight equal to 20 grains, used by apothecaries
A very small amount of something, esp. a quality
conscience: motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
(scruple) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
(scruple) hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"
(scruple) raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
(scruple) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Scruples (full title "A Question of Scruples"), is a board game based on ethical dilemmas. Players are given five yellow cards with a moral dilemma such as "You accidentally damage a car in a parking lot. Do you leave a note with your name and phone number? ...
Scruples is a 1980 television mini-series, based on the 1978 novel by Judith Krantz. It was produced by Warner Bros. Television and starred Lindsay Wagner.
(scruple) A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram; Hence, a very small quantity; a particle; Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience; to consider if something is ...
(Scruple) (N) -a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.
(scruple) scru·ple (skrˇąpel) noun An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action. verb, intransitive scru·pled, scru·pling, scru·ples To hesitate as a result of conscience or principle: . A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket. ...
One Roman scruple = 1/24 Roman uncia; the modern (nominal) estimate of the weight of the Roman scruple is 1.125 g.