What does the word scruple mean?

Usage examples for scruple

  1. The Germans don't scruple to wear Belgian uniform, or to dress as civilians; nothing makes them more angry than that we should do the same. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  2. She gave it shyly, and with the thrill of contact Beauvayse's last scruple fled. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. " And, look you, it would take more than a scruple or two to keep me from yonder girl," and his evil eye flashed again at her I loved. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope