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There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Alfred Hitchcock

Meaning of "scruples" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRUPLES

scruples  [ˈskruːpəlz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRUPLES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scruples is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCRUPLES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scruples in the English dictionary

The definition of scruples in the dictionary is doubts or hesitation as to what is morally right in a certain situation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRUPLES


apples
ˈæpəlz
articles
ˈɑːtɪk əlz
Brussels
ˈbrʌsəlz
chemicals
ˈkɛmɪkəlz
Chronicles
ˈkrɒnɪkəlz
credentials
krɪˈdenʃəlz
finals
ˈfaɪnəlz
Knowles
nəʃuəlz
materials
məˈtɪərɪəlz
Naples
ˈneɪpəlz
Novels
ˈnɒvəlz
principles
ˈprɪnsɪpəlz
ripples
ˈrɪpəlz
singles
ˈsɪŋɡəlz
subtitles
ˈsʌbˌtaɪtəlz
titles
ˈtaɪtəlz
travels
ˈtrævəlz
trembles
ˈtrɛmbəlz
trials
ˈtraɪəlz
troubles
ˈtrʌbəlz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRUPLES

scrunch
scruncheon
scrunchie
scrunchion
scrunchy
scrunt
scrunty
scruple
scrupleless
scrupler
scrupulosity
scrupulous
scrupulously
scrupulousness
scrutability
scrutable
scrutator
scrutineer
scrutinies
scrutinise

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRUPLES

Antilles
at right angles
Bay of Naples
Charles
de los Angeles
First Peoples
goose pimples
home sales
inverted nipples
los Angeles
miles
Netherlands Antilles
Rules
sales
Seychelles
she´s apples
Smiles
tales
textiles
Wales

Synonyms and antonyms of scruples in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCRUPLES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scruples» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scruples

Translation of «scruples» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRUPLES

Find out the translation of scruples to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scruples from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scruples» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

顾忌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escrúpulos
570 millions of speakers

English

scruples
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संदेह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ازع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

щепетильность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escrúpulos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ততই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scrupules
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scruples
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Skrupel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

らい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양심의 가책
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scruples
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngại ngùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மன உளைச்சல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विचित्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

scruples
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrupoli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrupuły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

педантичність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scrupule
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενδοιασμούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skroom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrupler
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrupler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scruples

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPLES»

The term «scruples» is regularly used and occupies the 82.909 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRUPLES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scruples

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5 QUOTES WITH «SCRUPLES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scruples.
1
Alfred Hitchcock
There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
2
William Morris Hunt
I don't like persuaded sitters. I never could paint a cat if the cat had any scruples, religious, superstitious, or otherwise, about sitting.
3
Helmut Jahn
The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.
4
Markus Wolf
One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited, return them, and give them away without any scruples; while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
5
Xun Zi
Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRUPLES»

Discover the use of scruples in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scruples and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Scruples
Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in it.
Judith Krantz, 2011
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Scruples Two
From the Paperback edition.
Judith Krantz, 2011
3
Lovers
Lovers completes all the stories set in motion in the first two novels, yet it stands entirely on its own as a slice of life in the exciting years of 1983 and 1984. From the Paperback edition.
Judith Krantz, 2011
4
Scruples 2 -Lib
"Scruples, Judith Krantz's electrifying, world wide bestseller appeared fifteen years ago and made book publishing history.
Judith Krantz, 1993
5
Scruples of the Devil
"This book is an amalgamation of some of my poems, written over three decades and writen in three continents.
Ayad Gharbawi, 2012
6
Scruples Two: Fifteen Years Later
The story begins on the day after Scruples ended, the day on which Billy's husband, producer Vito Orsini, won the Oscar for Best Picture.Spider Elliot, who reigns like a pasha at Scruples, is a man who adores women and can read their minds.
Judith Krantz, 2009
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An Essay, Tending to Remove Certain Scruples, Respecting the ...
Sincerely and most affectionately do I sympathize with these worthy and pious characters so entangled in scruples about, or prepossessions against so noble a design as that which is the object of the Missionary Society. Durst I impute their ...
William Graham, 1796
8
Maigret Has Scruples
Later in the day the man's wife, Gisele Marton, also visits M, to tell her side of the story, which is that her husband is having delusions. Marton comes the next day, and agrees to have another examination with a psychiatrist.
Georges Simenon, 1988
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The Doubting Disease: Help for Scrupulosity and Religious ...
Part One is an orientation and overview of scruples, and this first chapter defined scruples, examined the personal ordeal of sufferers, and briefly identified some common questions about the condition. Chapter 2 discusses the relationship ...
Joseph W. Ciarrocchi, 1995
10
Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of ...
"nder this provision will-come the Society of Friends and the Shakers and perhaps one or two other denominations which, as denominations, entertain conscientious scruples against bearing arms. It will not exempt every individual who may ...
New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Edward Fitch Underhill, 1868

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRUPLES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scruples is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fewer scruples, but a greater investment risk to worry about
The buyers may have fewer scruples but if the analysis is correct, they will have significantly greater investment risk to be concerned about. Every transaction ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
2
Scruples Color How-To: Soft Platinum
Chris Dore, Scruples educator, created a platinum blonde tone that is perfectly on-trend for summer. “One of the strong trends this season is heavy metal—the ... «ModernSalon.com, May 15»
3
Power Blonde Lightening and Toning System from Scruples
The line includes lightening powder, Conditioning Gel Toners, shampoo and conditioner— all made to maintain integrity of light, bright hair. The new gel toners ... «ModernSalon.com, Apr 15»
4
Court hears Ashers' cake casts doubt over the bakery's religious …
He said it cast doubt over the bakery's religious scruples. Opening the case, Robin Allen QC, representing Mr Lee, said the baker's objection on religious ... «Belfast Live, Mar 15»
5
Column 8: No scruples over 'naked' dinners
"Recent comments in Column 8 about weights and measures bring to mind the days when chemists and apothecaries had scruples," recalls John McIntyre, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 15»
6
Website catering to college students with little scruples rakes in cash
Saginaw, MI (WNEM) — A New York-based company is raking in the dough and not offering apologies for a service that helps students cheat their way through ... «Q13 FOX, Jan 15»
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Scruples Dry Shampoo Fresh Finish
Scruples' new revitalizing Pearl Classic Collection Dry Shampoo, Fresh Finish offers a new way to refresh and infuse hair with texture, volume and control, and ... «ModernSalon.com, Jan 15»
8
Doctors Without Scruples
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was briefly quarantined at a Newark, N.J., hospital after flying into the state en route from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, now says she ... «Wall Street Journal, Oct 14»
9
Beauty Industry Mourns Loss of Frank Liguori, Scruples Co-Founder
The beauty industry mourns the loss of Scruples Co-Founder Frank Liguori who passed away on May 3, 2014. Francis Joseph Liguori, born on March 23, 1930, ... «ModernSalon.com, May 14»
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Scruples Boutique celebrating 35 years of good fashion sense
Since beginning at Scruples in 1978 as a part-time employee, Griffin's flare for style and ability to recognize customer needs helped her ascend the ranks, ... «Your Houston News, Apr 14»

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