Scruples



noun
1.
a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.
2.
a very small portion or amount.
3.
a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (1.295 grams) or 1/3 of a dram, apothecaries’ weight.
4.
an ancient Roman unit of weight equivalent to 1/24 of an ounce or 1/288 of an as or pound.
Compare as2 (def 2).
verb (used without object), scrupled, scrupling.
5.
to have scruples.
verb (used with object), scrupled, scrupling.
6.
to have scruples about; hesitate at.
noun
1.
(often pl) a doubt or hesitation as to what is morally right in a certain situation
2.
(archaic) a very small amount
3.
a unit of weight equal to 20 grains (1.296 grams)
4.
an ancient Roman unit of weight equivalent to approximately one twenty-fourth of an ounce
verb
5.
(obsolete when transitive) to have doubts (about), esp for a moral reason

scruple scru·ple (skrōō’pəl)
n.

An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.

A unit of apothecary weight that is equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.

A minute part or amount.

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