scruple

Part of speech: verb

To entertain scruples; doubt; hesitate.

Part of speech: noun

Doubt regarding a question of moral duty.

Part of speech: noun

An apothecaries' weight of twenty grains.

Part of speech: noun

A minute quantity.

Part of speech: noun

Scrupulosity.

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Usage examples "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", Herbert Strang.
  2. She gave it shyly, and with the thrill of contact Beauvayse's last scruple fled. - "The Dop Doctor", 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", Anthony Hope.