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Definition of scrupulous:

  1. Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
  2. Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
  3. Given to making objections; captious.
  4. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.


conscientious, upright, painstaking, religious, honorable, careful, ethical, circumspect.

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