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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scrupulous \Scru"pu*lous\, adjective [L. scrupulosus: cf. F. scrupuleux.]

1. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.

Abusing their liberty, to the offense of their weak brethren which were scrupulous. --Hooker.

2. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.

3. Given to making objections; captious. [Obs.]

Equality of two domestic powers Breed scrupulous faction. --Shak.

4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice. [Obs.]

The justice of that cause ought to be evident; not obscure, not scrupulous. --Bacon.

Syn: Cautious; careful; conscientious; hesitating. -- {Scru"pu*lous*ly}, adverb -- {Scru"pu*lous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scrupulously

adverb

1: with extreme conscientiousness; "he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock" [syn: {scrupulously}, {conscientiously}, {religiously}]


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