from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Conscientious and exact; painstaking. See Synonyms at meticulous.
- adj. Having scruples; principled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exactly and carefully conducted.
- adj. Having scruples or compunctions.
- adj. Precise; exact or strict
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of scruples; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
- adj. Careful; cautious; exact; nice.
- adj. Given to making objections; captious.
- adj. Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined to scruple; hesitating to determine or to act; cautious from a fear of erring; especially, having scruples of conscience.
- Given to making objections; captious.
- Nice; doubtful.
- Exact; precise; rigorous; punctilious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
- adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort
Middle English, from Old French scrupuleux, from Latin scrūpulōsus, from scrūpulus, scruple; see scruple.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)