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scrupulous adj
1 having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled; "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance" [ant: unscrupulous]
2 characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details" [syn: conscientious, painstaking]

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  1. Exactly and carefully conducted.
    He is scrupulous in his finances.
  2. Having scruples or compunctions.
    He is a scrupulous businessman and always acts in the best interest of his company.


having scruples
having principles


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The word scruples or scruple can mean:

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